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Obama’s immigration orders to be scrutinised by the Supreme Court

FOR THE third straight year, the Supreme Court will ask whether Barack Obama overstepped his executive authority under the constitution. In 2014, the justices slapped Mr Obama on the wrist for taking liberties in making unilateral appointments to federal agencies while the Senate (which is supposed to give its “advice and consent”) was in session. Last year, they evened the score, siding with the White House in a tussle with Congress over who gets to recognise foreign governments. This spring, Mr Obama’s controversial moves with regard to immigration face a major challenge at the nation’s highest court. The Supreme Court agreed on January 19th to review lower-court decisions blocking the president’s actions to make life easier for nearly 5m illegal immigrants. A year away from his departure from the Oval...Continue reading



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