Pet case update time again. US vs Abbott
The US has asked the court’s permission to file an amended complaint. I’ve attached a link to the redlined version showing the changes.
I wondered why in the hell the US lawyers didn’t including the Mexican treaty in the original complaint. That should take priority over the Rivers and Harbors Act. And it reduces the likelihood that this case is going to be the wedge to begin destruction of federal control over rivers.
I think they thought* RHA would be sufficient, and in normal times with normal courts, it would have been.
But these aren’t normal times, and the days of normal courts are over.
*And, it must be noted, there are new DOJ lawyers attached to the case.