For John, BLUF: Government needs to be predictable. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Commentator Byron York, writing in The Washington Times, says "Federal judge slams Obama lawyers in immigration case". Here is the lede and following paragraph.
A federal judge has issued a scathing rebuke to lawyers for the Obama administration in a case involving the president's unilateral immigration action. In an order issued Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who had put a temporary hold on the action, not only refused to lift the hold — he also came very near to accusing administration lawyers of flat-out lying to him.The idea of the pen and telephone as a way of governing is a disturbing thought, but the idea of Government Lawyers prevaricating is even more disturbing. What is that old line? "Truth, Justice and the American Way."
The administration's assertions in the immigration case have been "misleading," "troublesome," and "belied by the facts," Hanen wrote. "Any number of federal judges, given this misconduct, would consider striking the government's pleadings." Doing so would effectively end the case altogether, and Hanen wrote that he had decided not to take that action because the issues at stake are of great national importance.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff