As we reported earlier today, a Louisiana Judge threw out President Obama's six-month moratorium on offshore drilling.  Tonight, the administration is moving forward with a moratorium.

AP reports that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is issuing a NEW moratorium on deepwater drilling, despite the judge's ruling today:

Salazar pointed to indications of inadequate safety precautions by industry on deepwater wells. He said he would issue a new order in the coming days showing that a moratorium is needed.

This administration clearly has no respect for the separation of powers OR the rule of law.  Just unbelievable.