A federal judge has found parts of President Obama’s new deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, issuing a scathing memo Tuesday accusing him of usurping Congress’s power to make laws, and dismantling most of the White House’s legal reasoning for circumventing Congress.
Judge Arthur J. Schwab, sitting in the western district of Pennsylvania, said presidents do have powers to use discretion in deciding how to enforce the law, but said Mr. Obama’s new policy goes well beyond that, setting up a full system for granting legal protections to broad groups of individuals. He said Mr. Obama writing laws — a power that’s reserved for Congress, not the president.
“President Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore is unconstitutional,” Judge Schwab wrote.
More at the Washington Times
To what depths has our nation sunk when something so glaringly obvious has to be decided by a judge….moreover against an alleged constitutional scholar?
The problem with the decision is what’s going to be done about it? Wasn’t it Andy Jackson who told the Supremes to send out their own army to prevent him from doing what they said he couldn’t do? Perhaps the States should start deporting illegals and when Obama says “That’s illegal” say “You should talk!” and ignore him.