A federal court judge in Texas has found that attorneys for President Obama’s Justice Department repeatedly and regularly attempted to deceive the court when arguing in favor of the president’s amnesty executive order. He has issued an interesting “punishment” for these attorneys.
According to a New York Times piece:
In a blistering order, Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Federal District Court in Brownsville accused the Justice Department lawyers of lying to him during arguments in the case, and he barred them from appearing in his courtroom.
He demanded that Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch provide a “comprehensive plan” within 60 days describing how she will prevent unethical conduct in the future, as well as making sure the Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility effectively prevents misconduct among its lawyers.
He also ordered the government to produce a list of about 100,000 immigrants who entered illegally and who are participating in a government program that protects them from deportation.
Judge Hanen stated in his opion, “The Government’s lawyers failed on all three fronts. The actions of the DHS should have been brought to the attention of the opposing counsel and the Court as early as December 19, 2014. The failure of counsel to do that constituted more than mere inadvertent omissions — it was intentionally deceptive.”