Immigration Law

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Audio of Oral Argument in Texas v. USA, CA5, July 10, 2015
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, July 10, 2015 - " Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice and 26 states squared off Friday at the Fifth Circuit over whether a block on President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration should be reversed... Read More

Recap of TX v. USA CA5 Oral Argument
Posted on 19 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This morning, the line to get into the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on motion for a stay pending appeal of the preliminary injunction of the DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives began hours before the courthouse doors opened. And in the... Read More

Fifth Circuit, 2-1, Nixes Stay of DAPA Injunction
Posted on 26 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Twenty-six states (the “states”) are challenging the government’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (“DAPA”) as violative of the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”... Read More

Information for Fifth Cir. Oral Argument, Apr. 17th, Texas v. USA
Posted on 8 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Clerk’s Office, as directed by the court, provides the following information regarding oral argument in State of Texas, et al v. USA, et al (No. 15-40238). On Friday, April 17, 2015, the court will hear oral argument in this case in... Read More

Unpacking the Fifth Circuit's Nov. 9, 2015 Decision in Texas v. USA
Posted on 12 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

To fully understand the Fifth Circuit's Nov. 9, 2015 decision in Texas v. USA, one simply must read these two pieces: Judicial Energy and the Supreme Court , by Linda Greenhouse ; and On-Line Symposium on Texas v. United States , by Stephen... Read More

Fifth Circuit Panel, 2-1, Upholds DAPA Injunction: Texas v. USA
Posted on 10 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Panel decision, Nov. 9, 2015 Majority (Smith, Elrod) - "Reviewing the district court’s order for abuse of discretion, we affirm the preliminary injunction because the states have standing; they have established a substantial likelihood of... Read More