Supreme Court to Hear Case Regarding Obama’s Action on Immigration
The enduring battle between President Obama’s ambitious social agenda and Republican opposition to it will get another hearing at the Supreme Court on Monday, and this time the subject is the politically explosive issue of immigration.
The justices once again are called upon to review an Obama administration priority challenged by conservative Republicans in the states and in Congress. In dramatic, high-profile cases, the court twice has saved the president’s Affordable Care Act from conservative legal challenges.
This time, the justices will confront a fundamental tension of Obama’s tenure: whether the president is correctly using the substantial powers of his office to propel the nation past political gridlock or whether he has ignored constitutional boundaries to unilaterally impose policies that should require congressional acquiescence.