Not surprisingly, the Joe Arpaio/Larry Klayman lawsuit challenging the president’s executive orders has no merit according to the judge overseeing the case.
In the first courtroom battle over Obama’s plan, Arpaio’s lawyer Larry Klayman said the president violated the Constitution by doing an end-run around Congress. He argued that the program would let more illegal immigrants enter the country and commit crimes, burdening law enforcement.
“It’s not policy, he’s creating law and he cannot do that under the U.S. Constitution,” Klayman said of Obama.
U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell said Arpaio and Klayman have no proof of “injury” because the majority of the president’s orders haven’t actually gone into effect yet.
That may seem like a no-brainer to you or I, but Arpaio and Klayman figured it was worth a shot.
Judge Howell has not issued a ruling yet, but I’d say the chances are good that the case will be thrown out and Klayman’s ironclad record of failure will be undisturbed.
It’s a wonder that Klayman is even allowed to continue practicing law after leading the failed movement to overthrow the government.