Friday, August 31, 2007

Malkin reports on how a federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order to stop the administration's new worker verification rules from being enforced. This restraining order would be in force until another judge begins to consider the case on October 1. The new rules were originally intended to start taking effect on Sept. 14. More details here. One wonders what some might think of this (e.a.):
Justice Department lawyer Daniel Bensing told Chesney that the government wanted the issue resolved before Sept. 14, when the new rule was scheduled to take effect, and objected to a schedule that would delay enforcement until at least October. But he did not indicate any intention to challenge the judge's order.
There are probably some good strategic reasons for this--but which strategy and for what?