Friday, June 24, 2016

SCOTUS Breaks Executive Pen & Other News

The Supreme Court has shot down the executive branch. Back in November of 2014, President Obama used the power of the executive pen to write executive orders that would apply temporary protection for illegal immigrants. These protections would have prevented or delayed deportation and allow them to obtain work permits. The measures were focused namely on families and their children who entered the United States of America illegally.  Conservatives are celebrating the keeping of a lower court's ruling while liberals are crying foul.

The Supreme Court also ruled that it is okay for universities to use race as a basis for admissions. Affirmative action was instituted decades ago to give minorities a better shot at entering universities which are mostly Caucasian.  The policy has been controversial, especially among Caucasians. Back in 2008, Abigail Fisher was denied entry to the University of Texas.  She claims that it was because of her race.  The university argued that she did not meet academic requirements.

Lastly,the British people have just voted to leave the European Union.  The decision could have many impacts on British society and its economy.  Already the British pound has hit the lowest level against the US dollar since the 1980's.  The decision is not mandatory since the British Parliament has supreme power over the matters of the nation.  However, it may impact the careers of politicians who refuse to follow the vote of the people.



I will update this post later with my thoughts on these current events.  STAY TUNED*









Source:

http://www.vox.com/2014/11/20/7250255/immigration-reform-obama-executive-action

http://www.vox.com/2016/6/23/11916632/united-states-texas-daca-dapa

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/supreme-court-says-using-race-160358515.html

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/live-coverage--the-brexit-vote-184037100.html

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/23/politics/immigration-supreme-court/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-wont-revive-obama-plan-to-shield-illegal-immigrants-from-deportation/2016/06/23/6cea5f1e-3950-11e6-9ccd-d6005beac8b3_story.html



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