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With the United States Supreme Court down one justice, ties go back to the previous decision that was ruled by a lower court. In Texas an inferior court decision blocked Barack Obama's pen-and-a-phone decision to unilaterally offer amnesty to more than 4 million illegal aliens. The U.S. Supreme Court has now heard the case, and the eight justices split in a 4-4 tie, letting stand the inferior court ruling. President Barack Obama, who is full-throttle in favor of letting anyone and everyone into this country called the decision "heartbreaking."
The lower court had decided that Obama didn't have the authority to enable a change in immigration law without congressional involvement.
According to the U.S. Constitution the President shall "faithfully execute the laws of the United States (Article II, Section 3)," so by refusing to enforce immigration law, Obama is acting contrary to the authorities granted by the U.S. Constitution. From an originalist point of view, immigration is a concurrent issue, with the federal government tasked with preventing illegal aliens from entering the country (Article IV., Section 4), and the States being authorized to protect the interior of their States by deporting persons who have no legal authority to be in the United States in the first place (10th Amendment; Article I, Section 9).
Obama went after the Republican Party in his temper tantrum, not only attacking them for their unwillingness to work with him on the immigration issue, but for their decision not to consider his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland.
"They are allowing partisan politics to jeopardize something as fundamental as the impartiality and integrity of our judicial system," Obama said. "Americans should not let that stand."
Obama's nominees to the high court have been anything but persons who practice impartiality and integrity, and while Obama yells about the will of the people, that is exactly what the GOP did. The people are deciding upon the next Supreme Court appointment, since the nomination is going to be up to whoever the next President of the United States is after the 2016 Election.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary