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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Foiled Again

 

5th-cirThe Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the Obama administration’s request that it be allowed to go forward with its scheme to amnesty several million illegal aliens without Congress’s permission.

Twenty-six states, led by Texas, sued to stop the president’s plans, which he announced in November, to issue work permits, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, and more to illegal immigrants who have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident children.

In February, District Judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction preventing the administration from going ahead with the amnesty until the issue had been fully adjudicated and it is that injunction which was kept in place by today’s Circuit Court ruling. The Justice Department could appeal this decision to the Supreme Court, though it hasn’t yet announced whether it will do so.

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Americans seem to live with the illusion that love is a good thing. This is because democrats do not read books. In English, the great writer is Shakespeare, than whom no greater can be imagined. One cannot read the love stories in Shakespeare without coming to three basic insights: First, love leads to civil war […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Obamacare Subsidies Ruled Illegal!

 

After holding us in suspense for almost two weeks beyond the expected date for the decision, a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on Halbig v. Sebelius. In a 2-1 ruling, the court held that the text of the Affordable Care Act only allows subsidies for insurance policies purchased through state established exchanges. Thus, the subsidies currently being paid to those who purchased through the federal exchange (the overwhelming majority of all policies) are illegal.

This is a really big deal. Though the ruling will certainly be appealed, first to an en banc panel of the D.C. Circuit and then probably to the Supreme Court, Obamacare will essentially collapse if the panel’s ruling is upheld. Stay tuned.