Texas is now leading a coalition of 24 states that are suing
President Emperor Obama The First for his illegal executive orders on immigration. The latest four states to join the effort are Arkansas, Michigan, North Dakota and Oklahoma.
Announced last month, the president’s unilateral move is designed to spare millions of people living illegally in the United States from deportation. But the lawsuit accuses the White House of “trampling” the U.S. Constitution.
Outgoing Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas is uniquely qualified to sue because its sprawling border with Mexico means it will be especially harmed.
Abbott, the governor-elect of Texas, added Wednesday that the presidential decree “circumvents the will of the American people.”
Texas has now sued the Emperor over 25 times. Here’s a typical workday according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott:
“I go into the office, I sue the federal government and I go home.”
In contrast, President George W. Bush was sued three times by Texas during his tenure.
Outcomes of the 27 Obama-era lawsuits, by our count: five clear-cut “wins,” eight “losses,” four cases in which Texas agreed to dismiss its case when circumstances changed, nine cases in progress — and one that could be called a partial win, perhaps: 2010’s 26-state challenge to Obamacare that ended with the Supreme Court declaring it was legal to tax individuals without health care, but states could not be required to expand Medicaid.
Abbott’s staff, Bean said, would count eight “wins” during the Obama administration, including the Medicaid decision and two dismissals in which “the state got what it wanted.” Bean noted all but one “win” are final (can no longer be appealed) and of the eight “losses,” she said, six are being appealed and one could be appealed.
Courtesy of Young Cons