Democrats quickly exploit Senate rules change to give Obama court advantage « Hot Air: "That last part is the important part: the DC Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over regulatory and executive matters. The last few years have shown us that blurring the lines on exactly what constitutes regulatory and executive authority has been a key tool of the Obama Administration.
Remember the controversial measure not to enforce DOMA? The legality of that maneuver would be up to the D.C. Court of Appeals. Same goes for his executive order on the DREAM Act, and his ability to unilaterally “delay” the Obamacare employer mandate. If Obama wanted to issue an executive order that would be a workaround way to raise the minimum wage without going to Congress, that would also fall to the D.C. Court of Appeals."
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