Draggingtree Posted August 6, 2014 Share Posted August 6, 2014 Power Line : POSTED ON AUGUST 6, 2014 BY SCOTT JOHNSON THEORY OF THE COUPRoss Douthat’s New York Times column this past Sunday eloquently warned against Obama’s threatened coup with respect to immigration law. Douthat characterized the action threatened by anonymous White House leakers as “executive fiat.” Douthat rightly condemned the threatened action as “lawless, reckless, a leap into the antidemocratic dark.” University of Chicago Law School Professor Eric Posner comes to Obama’s defense and responds to Douthat in the New Republic column “Obama is legally allowed to enforce–or not enforce–the law.” Posner holds down an endowed chair at the law school, but this is not an impressive performance. Indeed, I would place it at the kindergarten level, as in this invocation of alleged precedent on Obama’a behalf: “Bush disregarded laws against torture and surveillance in order to prosecute the war against terror.” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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