Bench Memos

Blogging the Multistate Immigration Lawsuit, Texas v. United States

Conservative and libertarian lawyers have been paying close attention to the lawsuit by Texas and numerous other states seeking injunctive relief against President Obama’s new immigration nonenforcement policy, now known as “DAPA.” About a month ago, the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro discussed Cato’s amicus brief in the lawsuit here. Earlier this week, superlawyers David B. Rivkin, Jr. & Lee A. Casey took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal (paywall) to commend Nevada AG Adam Laxalt for joining the lawsuit on behalf of the state.

On the academic side, prolific law professor Josh Blackman has been keeping up his own blistering pace of blogging. Here’s his recent series taking apart the government’s sur-reply brief:

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