by Caroline Cox
On Monday, a U.S. District Court judge temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The White House has indefinitely postponed its immigration reforms in order to comply with the federal judge’s order, report Michael D. Shear and Julia Preston for The New York Times.
The Editorial Board of The New York Times offers harsh criticism of Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen who temporarily blocked President Obama’s first of several new immigration programs. Both MALDEF and the National Council of La Raza issued statements criticizing the judge’s ruling.
At The Week, Peter Weber considers when liberals will begin caring more about federal judges.
Geoffrey R. Stone, co-faculty advisor for the ACS Student Chapter at the University of Chicago Law School, writes at The Huffington Post on Charlie Hebdo and the First Amendment.
In The Washington Post, Mark Berman reports that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has suspended the death penalty in the state.