we told you so, when we reported that U.S District Judge David Nuffer on May 14 had "signed a temporary restraining order blocking Rep. Mike Noel's HB155 from taking effect until a June hearing on a longer-term injunction," and accurately predicted that this "temporary order would be the first of several federal injunctions coming up over the next few months":
Here's the gist of the latest development this case, via the Salt Lake Tribune, folks:
A federal judge on Friday blocked Utah’s latest anti-federal law, saying HB155 appears to impose the state’s will on federal land management and "creates irreparable harm to the constitutional order."And here's the full story for those who'd like to read up:
one astute SLTrib reader.
"So much for the chest-puffing," says another.
permanent injunction flames, if it ever does make its way to trial in Judge Nuffer's federal trial court:
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results," said the wise old perfesser, if ya know what we mean, and we think you do...