President Obama said his decision to act unilaterally on immigration this year is a prime example of how he plans to keep using executive power even as he reaches out to Republicans to try and find agreement on a range of issues.
Executive orders are not usually big subjects in presidential elections. However, no president has so used and abused executive power to override and modify legislation as President Obama has. Moreover, his decision to circumscribe our own counterterrorism efforts (e.g., ban use of enhanced interrogation, limit circumstances under which drones can be used to kill terrorists) […]
President Obama will use his administration’s executive power to authorize as much travel to Cuba as possible in lieu of Congress changing the law that restricts travel to that country, according to a senior administration official.Show More Summary
After a comedy bit with the leader of the free world, Stephen Colbert interviewed President Obama and touched on everything from the midterms to Keystone to Obama's 2008 warnings about executive power.
"We’re building our game plan around authorities that exist in current law," he said, "not in the need to get a major, massive new climate reduction program put in place by the Congress." The post White House Official: Obama Will Use Executive Powers To Meet Climate Goals appeared first on ThinkProgress.
An unsigned editorial in The Wall Street Journal today calls for Republicans to better control the institutions of Congress—namely he Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as well as the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT)—ideally by abolishing...Show More Summary
DAVID RIVKIN & ELIZABETH PRICE FOLEY: Obama’s Immigration Enablers: The administration’s Office of Legal Counsel endorsed a view of executive power never imagined by the Founders. A few hours before announcing his new immigration policy, President Obama received an opinion blessing its legality from the Office of Legal Counsel. Show More Summary
Julia Azari suspects “strong executive action enjoys more legitimacy when it’s taken by a Republican president than a Democratic one”: Obama’s supporters on the left haven’t really developed a good political story about why governing through enforcement is a good thing. Show More Summary
1. Republicans: Obama Must Be Punished For Improving Lives Of Four Million Human Beings Congressional Republicans are extremely angry with President Obama for using his executive powers to unilaterally overhaul immigration in the United...Show More Summary
Howard W. Foster Immigration, Domestic Politics, United States I disagree with the president’s use of executive power to protect illegal immigrants who have openly defied our laws for years. But he’s right to say that our immigration policy is “broken” and we have “de facto amnesty.” Neither party wants to deport them. Show More Summary
The legal action focuses on the use of executive powers and on how the administration has handled the Affordable Care Act.
The action focuses on the use of executive powers and on how the administration has handled the Affordable Care Act.
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news
Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration -- and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986. Show More Summary
Via press release from Lambda Legal: While we praise President Obama’s efforts to do what is in his executive power to improve immigration, we are deeply disappointed that his plan unfairly excludes many members of the LGBT community. Show More Summary
1. Obama details his immigration reform ordersPresident Obama announced Thursday that he was using his executive powers to unilaterally impose immigration reform despite gridlock over the issue in Congress. In a primetime address, Obama...Show More Summary
After years of debate and division, President Obama announced Thursday that he would use his executive powers to revamp the nation's immigration system. But wait, you say, isn't that Congress' responsibility? Well, yes, it is, and if Congress had done its job, the nation wouldn't be at this...
Writing at the Volokh Conspiracy, libertarian George Mason University law professor David Bernstein makes the case against President Barack Obama's forthcoming unilateral executive action on immigration: Immigration reform is one of the few issues on which I generally agree with the Obama Administration. Show More Summary