June 23, 2016 – In the second blow to the Obama Administration’s executive power in as many days, the U.S. Supreme Court has tied on the question of whether to uphold Obama’s immigration policies. The tie means a lower court ruling blocking implementation of Obama’s immigration policy will stand.
This is the second such decision this week dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s strategy of simply enacting their wishes through executive orders and rules, rather than passing laws through Congress. The President publicly stated his intentions by saying if Congress failed to act, he would do so “on my own” in this Bloomberg video. Apparently, federal courts are giving more weight to the U.S. Constitution than President Obama and his administration.
UPDATE: President Obama issued this statement following the Supreme Court’s action (because this was from a live feed, you need to click in the middle of the video at about the -27:00 minute mark to see the President’s comments):