Well, for 14 days:
VICTORY.— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 26, 2021
Texas is the FIRST state in the nation to bring a lawsuit against the Biden Admin.
AND WE WON.
Within 6 days of Biden’s inauguration, Texas has HALTED his illegal deportation freeze.
*This* was a seditious left-wing insurrection. And my team and I stopped it.
“In its Emergency Application, Texas argues it will likely succeed on the merits of its challenges to the January 20 Memorandum, there is a significant risk it would suffer imminent and irreparable harm if a [temporary restraining order] is not granted, and a [temporary restraining order] would not harm Defendants or the public,” he wrote.
If you call that "victory" I suspect you didn't think you had a chance to get this far. And I rather expect that TRO to be overturned by the 5th Circuit or the Supremes. I don't think the trial court balanced the equities all that carefully.
Leaving aside that nationwide injunctions are apparently kosher now that there's a Democratic President, I still don't understand how pausing a moratorium works.— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) January 26, 2021
It's not like the Biden Administration is now *forced* to remove these individuals; it's still discretionary, no? https://t.co/joszZYkACi