Comment: Lawsuit Thrown Out
Politico reports that a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit claiming that President Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in his executive actions on immigration. The law suit was brought by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

In her 33-page ruling Tuesday, Howell concluded that Arpaio's suit failed on several grounds, including showing a "particularized" harm and demonstrating that the judge had the power to redress whatever problems Obama's policy changes were creating for the sheriff. Howell said Arpaio's central argument - that his county was incurring greater costs due to the Obama immigration actions - might well be flawed... Howell accepted the core of the Obama administration arguments for the legality of the executive actions: that they fall within the ambit of prosecutorial discretion...
The Obama administration is facing another lawsuit in federal court in Brownsville, Texas, where 24 states are pursuing a similar legal challenge. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com

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