On the actual ruling and what it means
From Townhall.com's Conn Carroll:
5 Key Findings From The Injunction Blocking Obama's Amnesty
From Legal Insurrection's William A. Jacobson, Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell:
Texas Federal Court Enjoins Obama Immigration Executive Action
From The Daily Signal's Josh Siegel:
Q&A: What You Need to Know About Court Order Stopping Obama’s Immigration Actions
From Fox News Insider's Judge Napolitano:
Judge Nap: 'Rare Ruling Against Obama Could Delay Amnesty Forever'
Agreement from Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com:
DHS Secretary: Yeah, we have to put off our executive amnesty for now
From National Review Online's Josh Blackman:
Obama’s ‘Complete Abdication’ of the Law
What happens next?
Back at Legal Insurrection, this time by Amy Miller:
White House hits pause on immigration agenda
From American Thinker's Rick Moran:
Experts say judge's immigration order may be hard for administration to overturn
Those were the articles I found most helpful in understanding this complicated court case. Something did strike me, though, something I haven't seen anyone else discuss.
The lawsuit was originally brought by 17 states, but they've been joined by others. The current total of opposing states is 26. Think about that for a moment. More than half the states in the Union are going toe-to-toe with the federal government. The last time something like this happened, back in 1861, the Union had 34 states and 11 of them seceded — roughly a third of the total. We fought a war over that. If more than half the states oppose the feds… maybe it's time for the feds to back down before something really awful happens *again*.
Still no appeal filed to the 5th Circuit Court. The countdown continues.
This one from PJMedia.com's Hans A. von Spakovsky is a greatest hits collection of lines from the judge's 123-page decision. If you really wish to understand just how powerful the slap-down of the amnesty program was — well, this one's a must-read:
Plain Truth: The Best Lines From the Injunction Halting Executive Amnesty
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