(Washington, D.C., January 6, 2015). Today, Larry Klayman, counsel for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, moved the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit Case No. 14-5325) to accelerate the appeal of a lower court order, issued by Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee. On December 23, 2014, Judge Howell dismissed Arpaio’s lawsuit (14-cv-1966) on the professed grounds that it is simply a political dispute and that Arpaio could not show standing. To the contrary, however, Klayman and Arpaio assert that the lower court seriously erred and that a preliminary injunction should quickly issue to prevent irreparable harm from President Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions granting amnesty to roughly 5 million illegal aliens. Time is of the essence, since the brunt of Obama’s amnesty will occur in February.
Klayman and Arpaio had this to say at the time of filing this motion:
“As the old adage goes, justice delayed is justice denied. The D.C. Circuit has a duty to move quickly to protect the citizens of Arizona and the nation from the harmful effects of allowing for the continued horde of illegal criminal aliens who will not now be deported to remain in the United States, as was required under existing law before Obama issued his executive actions. And, an early decision will also allow the Supreme Court discretion to review Obama’s executive actions at the earliest practicable time.”
According to Sheriff Arpaio: “This act by the President will have a serious detrimental impact on my carrying out the duties and responsibilities for which I am encharged as Sheriff. Specifically, if a preliminary injunction is not swiftly entered, Obama’s illegal executive actions will severely strain and cause severe harm to our crime-fighting resources, both in manpower and financially, necessary to protect the citizens I was elected to serve.”
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (424) 274-2579. To view the motion, go to www.freedomwatchusa.org.