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Mon Nov 24, 2014, 06:22 PM

Greg Abbott plans to sue Barack Obama over immigration order

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said Monday that President Barack Obama violated the U.S. Constitution with a directive that could shield 5 million immigrants from deportation and that he expects to file a lawsuit in coming weeks, amplifying Texas as a vanguard in the growing chorus of conservative states opposing Obama’s use of executive power.

Abbott, still acting as the state’s attorney general, has not yet filed a legal challenge but said “odds are in favor that a lawsuit will be filed.” He said his office is still researching its case against the Obama administration. The announcement of a Texas lawsuit, aimed at forcing a Supreme Court decision on Obama’s reliance on executive power to circumvent Republican blockades in Congress, is expected in the next two weeks, Abbott said.

“I think it’s extremely important to emphasize that I am addressing this as a legal issue, not a political issue,” Abbott said. “The president has crossed the line from politics to endangering the constitutional structure.”

“It doesn’t matter where you come down on the immigration issue,” he said. “Most everyone agrees that the immigration system in America is broken. Similarly, most everyone agrees that executive fiat is not the right way to fix it. The president must follow the laws just like everyone else.”

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/gov-elect-abbott-plans-to-sue-presiden-obama-over-/njFJd/

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TexasTowelie Nov 2014 OP
bluestateguy Nov 2014 #1
kentauros Nov 2014 #7
randys1 Nov 2014 #2
blkmusclmachine Nov 2014 #3
SummerSnow Nov 2014 #4
narnian60 Nov 2014 #5
Gothmog Nov 2014 #6
Vogon_Glory Nov 2014 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 06:25 PM

1. Hope for his sake Texas doesn't come asking for aid when there are tornadoes, fires or hurricanes

it would be unfortunate if that money had to be withheld because Texas made a bad choice.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 09:52 AM

7. I see no good reason for any liberal to ever think that way.

Compassion doesn't come with strings attached. The recipient's politics are not an issue.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 06:32 PM

2. Greg Abbott will commit mass murder when he denies Medicaid expansion

and I want his ass arrested and in jail immediately

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 06:39 PM

3. Sue, sue, sue. Abbott should just PRAY HARDER.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 06:43 PM

4. blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 07:34 PM

5. Exactly!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 07:50 PM

6. Yet another case for Greg to lose

Greg is a bad lawyer who keeps losing cases

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 02:54 PM

8. I Voted For Barbara Radnofsky, Democrat. Don't Blame me!

I voted for Barbara Radnofsky, the Texas Democratic Party candidate in the 2010 elections. Don't blame me for this nasty bit of Tea-pandering and race-baiting!

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