Shoe on Other Foot for DOJ

By Dan Cadman on June 1, 2016

Here's a little factoid that's rich in irony, brought to us courtesy of Law360:

DOJ Slams Sanctions In Immigration Action Case As Excessive

Law360, New York (May 31, 2016, 7:07 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Justice [DOJ] asked the Texas federal court on Tuesday to stay an order in the case over Obama's immigration executive actions that could force the agency's attorneys to take a legal ethics course, saying the sanctions go beyond the limits of the court's power. (Emphasis added.)

The order that DOJ is whining about was the result of repeated and deliberate lying to the court by its lawyers in the course of the lawsuit brought by 26 states over the administration's "executive action" on immigration programs. (See Jon Feere's full explanation of the order.) The states' lawsuit in the case (now pending decision by the Supreme Court) alleged that the executive actions went beyond the limits of the president's power.

Wonder how it feels to have that ill-fitting shoe shoved on the other foot?