April 14, 2022
By Katie Buehler
A Texas federal judge on Wednesday said it gives him heartburn thinking about allowing the Lone Star State to amend its lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s handling of the pandemic-related Title 42 border policy, saying he’s leaning toward requiring the state to file a brand-new suit.
U.S. District Judge Mark T. Pittman kicked off an hourlong hearing in Fort Worth by telling attorneys for the federal government and the state of Texas that he was “really hesitant” to allow the state to file a third amended complaint. Texas is looking to launch two new challenges to President Joe Biden’s April 1 decision to end the two-year-old Title 42 policy, which authorizes the quick expulsion of migrants arriving at U.S. land borders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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