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From The Reporter’s Notebook
TPM’s Tierney Sneed looked into what it meant that the Supreme Court wanted to be briefed on whether Obama violated the Constitution’s Take Care Clause with his immigration executive actions. While courts generally stay away from weighing executive branch’s enforcement policies, two cases in the past work in the government’s favor. These are Heckler v. Chaney, where the Supreme Court said the challengers could not bring a challenge against the FDA’s enforcement policies; and Dalton v. Specter, where the court said the a challenge to the president’s decision to close a Philadelphia shipyard was also outside of judicial review.
“I don’t know of anyone else in Washington, certainly, who gets this opposition from his own people… I’m talking about people as conservative as he is who just can’t stand him.”
-GOP Rep. Pete King is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz, who he labeled a “fraud.”
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What We’re Reading
How a young American escaped the no-fly list. (The Intercept)
Your odds of becoming a millionaire have a lot to do with your race. (Bloomberg)