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April 18, 2016

Court Watchers: Supreme Court Likely to Rebuff Obama on Executive Amnesty

The court's liberals are likely, as usual, to all march in lockstep and support an Imperial Presidency (of the party they like, at least).

The state is almighty; all hail the state.

But as the lower court already found against Obama, a 4-4 tie would leave that decision undisturbed -- for now.

President Barack Obama;s bid to save his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits ran into trouble on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case testing the limits of presidential power.

The court, with four conservative justices and four liberals, seemed divided along ideological lines during 90 minutes of arguments in the case brought by 26 states led by Texas that sued to block Obama's unilateral 2014 executive action that bypassed Congress.

Liberal justices voiced support for Obama's action. The conservatives sounded skeptical. A 4-4 decision would be a grim defeat for Obama because it would uphold lower court rulings that threw out his action last year and doom his quest to revamp a U.S. immigration policy he calls broken.



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