DC federal court orders expedited preliminary injunction hearing in Arpaio/Klayman lawsuit to enjoin implementation of Obama recent immigration executive order
Date: December 22, 2014
Place: D.C. Federal Court, 3rd and Constitution Ave., Courtroom 15
Time: 9:30 AM
(Washington, D.C., December 10, 2014) Today, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order in a case styled Arpaio v. Obama, et. al (14-cv-1966) granting Plaintiff Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request for an expedited hearing and ruling on his motion for preliminary injunction. Judge Howell ordered Obama to respond to Arpaio's motion by December 15, 2014, and scheduled a full preliminary injunction hearing for December 22, 2014. Arpaio and his attorney, Larry Klayman, former federal prosecutor and also the founder of Freedom Watch, were the first to file a complaint regarding President Obama's executive order which granted legal status to approximately 4.7 million illegal aliens in the United States.
Upon the issuance of this order, Arpaio's attorney, Larry Klayman, said this:
"We are very pleased that Judge Howell has ordered an expedited hearing on our motion for preliminary injunction which asks to preserve the status quo and stop the implementation of President Obama's executive order. The executive order violates the Constitution, as it seeks to circumvent the powers which the Framers delegated to Congress. Importantly, if this executive order is not preliminarily enjoined at the outset of this litigation, severe irreparable harm will result, as it thwarts Sheriff Arpaio's duties and responsibilities as the chief law enforcement officer of Maricopa County, Arizona. As stated by the Sheriff upon filing suit: 'This unconstitutional act will have a serious detrimental impact. Specifically, it will severely strain our resources. Among the many negative affects of this executive order, will be the increased release of criminal aliens back onto streets of Maricopa County, Arizona, and the rest of the nation.'"
Klayman added: "As was true in the recent case which I filed against the NSA, styled Klayman, et. al v. Obama, et. al (13-cv-00851), one day that constitutional rights are violated, is one day too long. In the NSA case, the Fourth Amendment rights of nearly all Americans were violated. In this case concerning Obama's immigration order, the constitutional powers of the Congress are being flouted.
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