A federal appeals court may be poised to void a decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to “dreamers’’ the Obama administration has allowed to stay and work in this country.
During a 45-minute hearing earlier this month, Judge Marsha Berzon repeatedly chided Tim Berg, the governor’s lawyer, for his contention that those being denied licenses are not being irreparably harmed. She said the testimony of the five plaintiffs in the case show their lives have been affected.
Berg told the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the plaintiffs said they do manage to get to work and school. And he said there is evidence that some are actually driving.