The Potomac News is reporting that the lawsuit filed by the Woodbridge Workers Committee against Prince William County was dismissed for lack of standing by the plaintiffs during a hearing this morning at U.S. District Court in Alexandria.
At a brief hearing Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Judge James Cacheris said the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge the resolution passed earlier this year by the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.
Exactly as I expected.
UPDATE: Corey Stewart tells me that this was fully expected, since none of the plaintiffs were able to demonstrate that they had been harmed by the passage of the resolution, although this is not the end of the lawsuits. After the resolution is implemented, further legal challenges are expected. Corey is confident that those efforts will be unsuccessful as well, since the county is working really hard to ensure that the implementation is performed in a fair manner which will meet or exceed all legal requirements.
UPDATE 2: Apparently illegal aliens are moving to Fairfax County in such numbers that folks processing applications for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program are currently overwhelmed with new applications from illegal aliens, who are entitled to benefits under this program according to federal law.
Also, the DC Examiner has a story up about this, with some interesting reactions from the players in this little drama. While Ricardo Juarez was yet again obviously disappointed, Corey Stewart was relishing the latest in a string of unbroken victories:
Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart replied: “It reminds me of Baghdad Bob saying, ‘hey, don’t mind those American M-1 tanks rolling by, we have everything under control.’
“This is a major setback for the critics of the resolution and it’s a big win for Prince William County.”
Ricardo Juarez as Baghdad Bob. That’s a pretty funny analogy.
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