Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains why there may be no early constitutional resolution to lawsuits against the Obama administration for everything from Obamacare to immigration.
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s expected resignation is adding another new element to an expected showdown between the Obama administration and Republican leaders over cabinet-level nominations.
House Republicans have filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama they first approved in July, but the legal action will need to tackle a significant legal hurdle to move forward: the issue of standing.
President Barack Obama’s new executive orders about immigration have reignited a long-simmering debate about the constitutional extent of the President’s powers to act independently of Congress.
On Thursday night, President Barack Obama will explain his legal reasoning behind an executive order on immigration. So what options do Republican leaders have to block an action that could allow up to 5 million currently unauthorized immigrants to stay in the United States?