Coats: Fifth Circuit’s Ruling Reaffirms President’s Role is to Execute, not Alter, Law
WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding a ruling by the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that rejects President Obama’s executive amnesty:
“The Fifth Circuit’s ruling reaffirms that President Obama’s role is to faithfully execute the law, not alter or ignore it as he sees fit. I applaud the court’s ruling to halt President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and I will closely watch this case as it continues. In the meantime, I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to conclusively stop the president’s blatant disregard for our nation’s system of checks and balances.”
WASHINGTON — In the space of a month, the Supreme Court has thrust itself into the center of American political life, agreeing to hear three major cases that could help determine which party controls the House of Representatives and whether President Obama wins a second term.
A demonstration in Phoenix in May 2010 against Arizona’s strict immigration law, which the Supreme Court will consider.
The court announced Monday that it would decide whether Arizona was entitled to impose tough anti-immigration measures over the Obama administration’s objections. The case joined a crowded docket that already included challenges to Mr. Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the 2010 health care overhaul law, and a momentous case on how Texas will conduct its elections.