Friday, September 8, 2017

Can the Democratic attorneys general save DACA? The opinion of nine legal experts.


Ilya Somin

Sean Illing for Vox asked nine legal experts for opinions about the chances of the state attorney generals who are challenging the rescission of DACA.  Check out the varying views of this most distinguished group.  The bottom line: 

"While there isn’t a clear consensus, most experts agree that Democrats are facing an uphill legal battle. The basic problem is that President Barack Obama’s DACA program was never enshrined into law; it was a special program at the discretion of the executive. But, as Ilya Somin, a law professor at George Mason University, told me, that `means that his successor has the power to rescind it whenever he wants to, even if his action is cruel and unjust.'”


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