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.
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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?
For the President and his supporters, it was an “unexpectedly good week.” On three high-profile issues—net neutrality, climate change and immigration—Barack Obama came out swinging. Has he crossed the constitutional line?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at how the upcoming Obamacare case in the Supreme Court is a classic one of interpreting statutes.
In this commentary, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen says Chief Justice John Roberts has to balance his tendency to sidestep no-win propositions in Supreme Court decisions with two potential landmark cases on the horizon.