Almost all of the discussion over the last week regarding the Arm Brace rule has concerned the preliminary injunction granted by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Mock v. Garland.
However, there are a number of other cases litigating the same issue with different plaintiffs. One such case is SAF et. al. v. BATFE, et. al.. This case is currently before United States District Judge Jane L. Boyle of the Northern District of Texas. On Thursday, Judge Boyle, citing the Fifth Circuit ruling, also granted a preliminary injunction limited to the plaintiffs in the SAF case (see below for the full order).
You may have read my article from earlier today concerning the clarification order issued by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the Mock case, clarifying the scope of the preliminary injunction. While we do not have such a clarification from Judge Boyle, her ruling seems to indicate that she intends the plaintiffs in SAF to enjoy the same protections that those in Mock were afforded.
And, as I have repeatedly noted in my other articles, those not thusly protected still need to comply in some fashion before the May 31st deadline.