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Executive Justice?
Dissent (2015)
  • Daniel Kanstroom
  • Mae Ngai, Columbia University
The executive order on immigration that President Obama announced last November filled part of a void created by a Congress that has failed to pass much-needed comprehensive reform legislation. A rambling 123-page opinion (in a case appropriately named Texas v. U.S.A., written by a George W. Bush-appointed Texas federal judge), issued on February 16, ordered a temporary halt to the program on highly technical administrative law grounds. However, the president’s immediate response is absolutely right: both law and history are on the administration’s side.
Publication Date
Spring 2015
Citation Information
Daniel Kanstroom and Mae Ngai. "Executive Justice?" Dissent (2015)
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