Is this a case of activist judging? If there is one thing the GOP base dislikes more than illegal immigration, it's activist judges.
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge ruled Thursday that the state overstepped its authority when it adopted new rules that prevent seasonal workers and foreign nationals with U.S. work permits from obtaining driver's licenses and identification cards.
State District Judge Orlinda L. Naranjo in Austin issued a temporary injunction preventing the Texas Department of Public Safety from enforcing rules put in place last year that deny licenses and cards to people who have visas valid for less than a year.
The new rules were an attempt to comply with the federal REAL ID Act, which requires states to check immigration status and verify the identity of license and identification card applicants.
Gov. Rick Perry has defended them as necessary to ensure public safety and national security.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Judge overturns Rick's immigration identification requirements...
The Associated Press has the scoop (link). Excerpts follow: