Local Foundation Applauds SCOTUS for Checking Obama’s Executive Overreach
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The Foundation for Moral Law, an Alabama legal foundation dedicated to the defense of the Constitution as intended by its Framers, applauded Thursday’s Supreme Court decision to block President Obama’s executive overreach stopping the deportation of an estimated 4.1 million illegal aliens. The Foundation filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in April arguing that the Executive Branch had unconstitutionally abdicated its duty to faithfully execute the law and further had usurped authority that the Constitution delegates to Congress.
Foundation President, Kayla Moore said, “Today, the Supreme Court of the United States joined us in sending a firm message to President Obama: sidestepping the United States Constitution, the Legislature, and the legal immigration process by executive fiat is odious to all this country stands for and is unacceptable. Today’s decision championed the constitutional separation of powers that our founders so wisely crafted and the Supreme Court has effectively checked the tyranny of President Obama. I am proud of the Foundation’s contribution.”
Foundation Senior Counsel, John Eidsmoe, added, “This is much more than an immigration case. It is a victory for all who believe Congress rather than the President should make laws, for all who believe the states should not be helpless victims of federal dictates. It is a victory for the Constitution and the rule of law.”
While it is manifestly unfair to place illegal aliens on a path to residency ahead of the many who have gone through the legal process, it is even more inexcusable to give the Executive Branch power to bypass the Constitution and Congress on any given issue. The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ruling of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in United States v. Texas establishes invaluable precedent not only in the fight to preserve the legal immigration process but, to constitutionally limit the executive branch.