[JURIST] A panel of judges for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] stayed a ruling [order, PDF] Tuesday that would have forced the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) [official website] to approve or deny five applications for offshore drilling permits by March 19. The stay bars enforcement, pending appeal, of a February 17 injunction [order, PDF] by a judge from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official…

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