Magazine July 9, 2012, Issue

The Immigration Proclamation

(Roman Genn)
President Obama may not ignore laws he dislikes

President Barack Obama once again has brushed aside the founding principles that hold our Constitution together. His signature health-care scheme depends on the claim that the Constitution places no limits on Congress’s power to regulate. Fearing that the Supreme Court would overturn that law, he attacked this spring the very power of judicial review — the Court’s right to refuse to enforce laws that violate the Constitution. In just a few short years, he has disregarded the central functions of two of the three branches of government.

With his recent change of immigration policy, President Obama has now gone a perfect

John Yoo is the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of Defender-in-Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power.

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