From Fox News.
The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Obama’s immigration executive actions, in a tie decision that delivers a win to states challenging his plan to give a deportation reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants.
The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday marks a major setback for the administration, effectively killing the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency.
The judgment could have significant political and legal consequences in a presidential election year highlighted by competing rhetoric over immigration. As the ruling was announced, pro-immigration activists filled the sidewalk in front of the court, some crying as the ruling became public. Critics of the policy touted the decision as a strong statement against “executive abuses.”
“The Constitution is clear: The president is not permitted to write laws—only Congress is. This is another major victory in our fight to restore the separation of powers,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement, adding that the ruling rendered Obama’s actions “null and void.”
……Their lawsuit was heard initially by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas. Hanen previously had criticized the administration for lax immigration enforcement. Hanen sided with the states, blocking the programs from taking effect. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also ruled for the states, and the Justice Department rushed an appeal to the high court so that it could be heard this term.
Hanen had already halted Obama’s unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty tactic, and used Obama’s own words in his decision. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinforced that decision by effectively telling Obama he can’t prevent the deportation of 5 million illegals.
After the Obama regime lied about suspending the release of spawns of illegal alien parents, Hanen expressed regret that he had fallen for it and ‘felt like an idiot’.
Hanen also ordered top DHS officials, including Jeh Johnson, to appear in court and explain why they violated his court injunction on illegals. Of course, they never showed.
If Trump gets elected, maybe he’ll stack the court with judges who actually respect the law and honor the Constitution.