Last week’s highlights in regulatory practice were few and tread familiar ground, but have much meaning.
Regulations were a significant topic in the news last week, led by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to treat internet service providers as a common carrier and left the general public in the dark.
Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride now that a federal judge has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from launching two new programs that were part of its proposed immigration reform.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas preliminarily enjoined the United States, its agencies, officials, and employees from implementing all aspects of President Obama’s (or POTUS) executive action on immigration on the eve of implementation pending further order of the court or higher judicial authority.
President Obama’s executive order on immigration has been halted by a federal judge in Texas. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen granted a temporary injunction to allow the government, and the 26 states challenging the President’s executive order issued in November of last year, time to prepare and present arguments to the court on the merits.