Monday, February 8, 2016
SCOTUSBlog.com today has begun posting in an on-line symposium on the pending Supreme Court case of United States v. Texas. The first installment is "Constitutional limits of presidential power – changing the law or enforcing it," by Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) law. The ACLJ is planning to file an amicus brief in United States v. Texas. Here is the punch line of Sekulow's post:
"The orders, opinions, and rationale of the lower courts make clear: The president believes he has virtually limitless authority, and his administration is unrestrained by notions of candor to the court . . . . And while the concept that a president would exceed his constitutional powers is not novel, neither is the concept that the judiciary will stand in his way."