Obama’s Remedial Legal Education

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A federal appeals court rebukes his immigration order

“…The Fifth Circuit decision vindicates the rule of law and shows again how Mr. Obama is exceeding his legal authority. But it is also a tragedy for immigrants who Mr. Obama teased with his illegal legalization. After last year’s election, many GOP leaders believed they had a chance to pass reform that addressed specific immigration problems—for farm or high-tech workers, for example.

But by acting on his own Mr. Obama poisoned the politics of immigration reform for the rest of his tenure. Republicans who favor reform have no chance to bring along angry back-benchers who have zero trust in the President to follow any immigration reform that Congress passes. This may have been part of Mr. Obama’s plan, letting him take sole political credit among Hispanic voters for legalizing 4.3 million while causing Republicans to again seem anti-immigrant.

Mr. Obama could have avoided this mess if he had recalled his law classes on the separation of powers…”

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WSJ


2 Comments on “Obama’s Remedial Legal Education”

  1. agent provocateur says:

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

  2. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.


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