U.S. justices’ 2007 climate change ruling looms over immigration case

by LAWRENCE HURLEY  |  published on November 12, 2015

The conservative legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, in line for U.S. Supreme Court review, would force the justices to wrestle with their own conflicting votes on when states have a legal right to sue the federal government.

It is a question the court would have to answer before it could rule on whether Obama exceeded his presidential powers, as 26 Republican-governed states led by Texas contend, by bypassing a gridlocked Congress and taking unilateral executive action aimed at shielding millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

The case represents another conservative challenge to one of Obama’s top policy priorities to come before the Supreme Court.

  • jdbixii

    The minority perspective is obviously one which does not place the same emphasis on, nor value the importance of, the representation of the citizenry regarding the issues of security and affordability posed by illegal immigration. This is not a difficult issue to understand. Simplifying it, as a legal issue rather than a political issue, is important. Perpetuating the rule of the Debt-o-crat party is a political consideration. The rule of law is what is essential to the future security and viability of the United States. Conservatives must win the election of 2016 simply to prevent the consequences of the costs and indebtedness created by the policies of the current administration from crippling the country. Democrats should remember that, while they are permitted to be people (demos), they are not permitted to be guilty (indebted), rule, being tenuous or dependent.

  • a flag waving AMERICAN mike

    The constitution has 3 parts to it 1legislative, 2exective,3judical,what needs to happen is the legislative and the judicial work hand and hand they can stop Obama. 2/3s over1/3rd. 2/3s over1/3rd they can tie Obama hands and stop him in his tracks. if the have the BALLS to do it that is why there are 3 parts to the Constitution. note legislative branch is in control of immigration not the executive branch.

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