4th Circ. Follows 9th In Staying Public Charge Rule Block

By Amanda James (December 9, 2019, 10:45 PM EST) -- The Trump administration convinced another circuit court to pause an order blocking a rule that would penalize immigrants who rely on public assistance, though the rule remains blocked through a separate nationwide order.

A Fourth Circuit panel voted 2-1 Monday to stay a Maryland federal judge's injunction, after the Ninth Circuit stayed injunctions by Washington and California federal judges on Thursday, while the government appeals the injunction.

U.S. Circuit Judges J. Harvie Wilkinson III and Judge Paul V. Niemeyer voted to grant the motion to temporarily lift the injunction, while U.S. Circuit Judge Pamela Harris voted to deny it, according to the two-page...

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