U.S. District Judge William Alsup, in an unusual move, told the U.S. Supreme Court this week that the U.S. Justice Department incorrectly implied he had ordered “unfettered discovery” in a dispute over documents related to the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Alsup, a judge in the Northern District of California, was responding to the Justice Department’s request that the justices put on hold one of his discovery orders in a pending case. Alsup told the high court that the department claimed he had called the challengers’ request for immediate discovery an “excellent idea.”

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