Boehner: Repealing Birthright Citizenship 'Worth Considering'
Appearing on Meet The Press, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) said that the idea of repealing birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants should be discussed. "Well, David, I'm not the expert on this issue. I have read the--these comments here over this past week. But I think that we do have--there is a problem. To provide an incentive for illegal immigrants to come here so that their children can be U.S. citizens does, in fact, draw more people to our country. I, I do think that it's time for us to secure our borders and enforce the law, and allow this conversation about the 14th Amendment to continue," said Boehner, also adding: "Listen, I think it's worth considering. But it's a serious problem that affects our country. And in certain parts of our country, clearly, our schools, our hospitals, are being overrun by illegal immigrants, a lot of whom came here just so their children could become U.S. citizens."
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Ted Olson: Gay Marriage Decision Not 'Judicial Activism'
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, anti-Proposition 8 attorney Ted Olson rejected the charge that Judge Vaughn Walker's decision constitution judicial activism. "It's not judicial activism when judges do what the Constitution requires them to do and they follow the precedent of previous decisions of the Supreme Court. This is what judges are expected to do," said Olson, a Republican who served as Solicitor General under President George W. Bush. He also added: "Most people use the term judicial activism to explain decisions that they don't like."