Judge orders Justice Department lawyers to undergo ethics training after misleading the court on Executive amnesty
Over one year ago U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen claimed the Obama regime mislead the courts when the Justice Department claimed the DAPA and DACA programs (Executive amnesty) would not start before February 18 of 2015 when in fact the programs started before then.
This led the Obama regime to issue an apology to the court, (which I see as an admission of guilt) claiming that this was a simple “misunderstanding” and that the regime did not intentionally mislead the court. The Obama regime hoped this admission would “fully resolve this issue.”
It did not.
Today Judge Andrew Hanen ordered the Department of Injustice’s lawyer to undergo yearly ethics training, here is more:
“The misconduct in this case was intentional, serious and material. In fact, it is hard to imagine a more serious, more calculated plan of unethical conduct,” U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen wrote in a blistering court order, sanctioning the Justice Department lawyers who argued on behalf of the Obama administration’s executive amnesty programs.
“Counsel in this case violated virtually every interpretation of candor,” Hanan wrote. “The failure of counsel to inform the counsel for the Plaintiff States and the Court of the DHS activity—activity the Justice Department admittedly knew about—was clearly unethical and clearly misled both counsel for the Plaintiff States and the Court.”
Hanen ordered that Justice Department attorneys working in the 26 plaintiff states and involved in the immigration case to undergo annual ethics classes and for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to craft a comprehensive plan to address the ethics concerns.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium