Just two days later, Texas filed the first major lawsuit against Biden’s administration, successfully blocking a 100-day deportation moratorium that the governor, Greg Abbott, chided as an “attempt to grant blanket amnesty” to immigrants.
Far from a one-off burst of hostility, that incendiary case marked a return to Texas politicians’ tried and true playbook of weaponizing the courts to derail progressive policies, a tactic that’s proven surprisingly potent amid ideological warfare with the feds.
There are some things the State should be doing, some things the Feds. It’s written down in the law which are which so it’s the courts that decide, right?
It has long amused that the progressives in the US do insist on using Federal power. Because the only places that are as interventionist as they want – and which also work – are those places which are interventionist on a local level. Bjorn’s Beer and all that – the Scandinavians.