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Document drop: Judge kicks Obama Interior Department ass — again

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By Michelle Malkin  •  February 3, 2011 01:12 PM

I’ll have much more in my syndicated column tomorrow on federal judge Martin Feldman’s new ruling on the Obama Interior Department’s “determined disregard” for the rule of law. For now, I’ve obtained and am embedding here the full decision issued yesterday.

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Judge spanks Obama Interior Department – again

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News coverage of the decision at the WSJ:

The ruling by Judge Martin Feldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana means the Interior Department could have to reimburse Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC, a Louisiana drilling company, for the costs of litigation that the firm brought last year challenging the legality of the drilling moratorium.

The drilling halt was first ordered last May after the April 20 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, in which 11 workers died, and the resulting oil spill. Judge Feldman struck down the initial ban in June, and the Interior Department quickly ordered a second one.

In his ruling, Judge Feldman said Hornbeck was owed the money because the government’s conduct amounted to contempt of court.

A spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar declined to comment late Wednesday. In a written statement, Hornbeck’s general counsel, Sam Giberga, said “What is striking about today’s ruling is that it holds the government, acting through its highest levels, in contempt of a federal court order.”

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Previous blog posts on loathsome cowboy Ken Salazar and the Obama War on the West here.

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