Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt Issues Statement on Federal Judge’s Ruling in the Texas Lawsuit

February 17, 2015

Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt issued the following statement on U.S. District Judge Hanen’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction on the president’s executive action on immigration:

    “Yesterday’s carefully considered, 123 page decision represents a great initial victory for the rule of law and our constitutional system,” said Laxalt. “I am encouraged by the federal court’s thorough analysis of this executive action. This injunction will halt the executive action and allow for the judiciary to carefully evaluate the legality of President Obama’s unilateral act. As I’ve always insisted, this lawsuit is ultimately about the rule of law, not immigration, and the need for all branches of our government, including the President, to faithfully follow the law.”

      AG Laxalt is joined by 25 other attorneys general from across the nation in a lawsuit challenging the president’s executive order to suspend federal immigration laws.