Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The New York Times reported yesterday that delay at the Fifth Circuit in the Texas v. United States litigation -- the case challenging the legality of President Obama’s plan to provide deferred action to parents of US citizens and lawful permanent residents – may result in the matter not reaching finality until after President Obama’s successor is elected into office.
The Los Angeles Times, in an op-ed on the same topic, writes: “Is the 5th Circuit willfully slow-walking this decision with its eye on the calendar? The court already considered the core arguments before denying the emergency stay in May. Or is the case really that complicated? Only the judges know. Regardless, this is not how justice is reached. The 5th Circuit needs to move this case along without delay. It would be unacceptable if the president's executive actions are stalled not because of a legitimate legal challenge but because the wheels of justice turn too slowly.”