Judge Delays Order On Ethics Course in Immigration Case

A federal judge in Texas who's presiding over a lawsuit filed against President Barack Obama's immigration executive action says he will put on hold a ruling he issued last month ordering Justice Department attorneys to attend an ethics course.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ordered the training for the attorneys for his belief they misled him about whether the Obama administration had begun implementing one of the proposed measures before he issued a preliminary injunction that halted them.

The Justice Department has said it disagrees with Hanen that any of its lawyers acted in bad faith or with the intent to deceive.

During a court hearing Tuesday in Brownsville, Hanen agreed to a request by the Justice Department and immigrant advocates to delay the order until at least Aug. 22.

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