Time for another Texas vs. California update:
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Today “a federal court in Pennsylvania declared aspects of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration policy unconstitutional.”
From the text of the decision: “The Court holds that the Executive Action is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers and the Take Care Clause of the Constitution.”
Note: This is different than the D.C. District Court, which has also agreed to consider whether Obama’s amnesty is unconstitutional.
It looks like all those liberal pundits opining that “Oh, it will be years before the case works its way through the court system, by which time it will be too late” to undo the amnesty may be mistaken…
(Hat tip: Instapundit.)
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has agreed to hear a challenge to Obama’s unconstitutional illegal alien amnesty.
In a ruling that could short-circuit one of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, a federal court has allowed U.S. tech workers to challenge extensions of foreign laborers’ status here.
The case of Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has “major implications” for the president’s ability to expand the number of work visas and the terms or durations of those visas.
Here’s the actual text of the decision to hear the case. Basically it affirms that high tech workers do have standing to sue over the executive order.
Mickey Kaus suggested that the separation of powers issues in Obama’s executive order might prompt the courts to move a lot more quickly than usual on the case. The District Court ruling suggests that he may be right.
You know that Saturday Night Live Schoolhouse Rock parody I put up yesterday?
The Washington Post actually put up fact-checking piece on it.
Hey, remember all those times the Washington Post fact-checked SNL skits of George W. Bush and Sarah Palin?
Twitchy had a field day.
Other important Washington Post fact-checks:
— Josh Smith (@ThisIsJoshSmith) November 23, 2014
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) November 23, 2014
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 24, 2014
#WaPoFactChecks A cable public access show run by high school students would be unable to book a high-profile band like Aerosmith.
— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) November 24, 2014
The lengths to which Obama’s media praetorian guard will go to protect him are officially beyond parody.
Who needs all that tedious Bill-wrangling on Capitol Hill when you can just issue an Executive Order?
I had an entire set of stuff lined up for yesterday’s LinkSwarm, but in the rush of amnesty-related news I managed to forget to paste it into the right file. D’oh!
So enjoy your rare complimentary Weekend LinkSwarm!
Here in Austin, we’re enjoying a temporary respite from Winter in November, but I don’t expect it to last long.
The growing impression that politicians don’t play straight with their constituents is completely toxic, particularly to Democrats, who actually want to use government to improve people’s lives. It’s one thing to downplay unpalatable choices made in the law; it’s another to never disclose the consequences of legislation until it’s too late for anyone to react. Combine that with the moustache-twirling of a Jonathan Gruber, saying that the idiots should be happy for what they got, and you have basically every conservative stereotype about liberal elites confirmed.
Also: ObamaCare is designed for people buying insurance through it to get a nasty sticker shock in year two. (Hat tip: Instapundit.)
A few quick post-election links: