Good news: The President’s recent action on immigration is still running into resistance in the courts.
On Friday, attorneys for the Obama administration argued before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. They were asking for a stay of a lower court judge’s ruling preventing the administration from moving forward with its executive amnesty designs.
It does not appear that they are going to win.
The three-judge panel consisted of two Republican appointees and one Democratic appointee. That’s a problem for President Obama because Republican-appointed judges tend to take the Constitution seriously.
One of the two Republican-appointed justices used Obama’s own statements against a Justice Department lawyer.
The sole Democratic appointee on the court noted that the President’s actions could discourage illegal immigrants from applying for programs that offer them work permits.
It looks like it’s going to be 2-1 in favor of the good guys when everything is said and done here.
The Constitutional principle of separation of powers survives for at least another day, the objections of the President notwithstanding.