August 28, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
Last week Aranas v. Napolitano saw a flurry of action. The binational same-sex couples who are plaintiffs in the case filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to bar their deportation along with their motion for class certification. The hearing is scheduled for September 24.
Now, the Justice Department is asking for a delay of that hearing, saying they need more time because, “Plaintiffs delayed filing the motions until only 32 days before the hearing, providing Defendants with minimal time to respond.” The Justice Department wants the hearing – which it says will also address the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group’s motion to intervene – to take place on October 29, instead. If this happens, they write, their deadline to respond to plaintiffs’ motions would be October 5.
h/t Kathleen for this filing