Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift an injunction prohibiting the Obama administration…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
Fifth Circuit Maintains Roadblock to Obama Immigration Amnesty

Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift an injunction prohibiting the Obama administration from implementing an executive amnesty program for millions of illegal immigrants.

Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas who is leading a 26 state lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s amnesty order, applauded the court for stopping “a drastic change in immigration policy” since the program bypassed congressional approval. Texas is alleging significant financial burdens on state taxpayers if the federal government is allowed to proceed.

The Obama administration is now considering whether to appeal the Fifth Circuit’s opinion to the U.S. Supreme Court, a move which could backfire and derail a policy goal long sought by immigration activists.

This much we know:…[more]

May 26, 2015 • 08:25 pm

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
Federal Government Regulates First, Then Rationalizes Later
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, February 12 2015
By now, Americans are all too familiar with the rogue character of executive branch agencies under the Obama Administration.  Already this year, we've witnessed Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) move toward reclassification as a "public utility" an Internet that had transformed human existence precisely due to the federal government's light-touch regulatory approach dating back to the Clinton Administration.  Similarly, we've witnessed such extreme lawlessness from other agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Labor Relations Board…
 
Reining in Obama’s Executive Amnesty in Senate GOP’s Hands
With a March 1 deadline looming, it’s up to Senate Republicans to corral enough votes to fund the…
Read more...
By the Numbers: Obama's Economic, Jobs and Deficit Performance Is the Worst On Record
Given what we know now, only Barack Obama could attempt to characterize his economic record as one of…
Read more...
 
Sorry, New York Times: Science Doesn’t Have a Liberal Bias
It was probably inevitable that the New York Times — which long ago became the most intellectually…
Read more...
Report: Obama Administration Operating Parallel Immigration System
February is the month Republicans in Congress chose to challenge President Barack Obama’s unilateral…
Read more...
 
The Obama Record: U.S. Stagnates in Annual Index of Global Economic Freedom
As an amber sun descends on the Obama Administration and its shadow grows long, his emerging legacy becomes…
Read more...
CBO: ObamaCare Increases Deficit by $1.35 Trillion
Buried in a new report by the Congressional Budget Office is the latest admission that ObamaCare was…
Read more...
 
Rand Paul Announces Judicial Policy That Should Alarm Conservatives and Libertarians
As his prospective 2016 presidential candidacy congeals, Senator Rand Paul's (R - Kentucky) discordant…
Read more...
Obama’s 2015 State of the Union: All You Need To Know
Ok, admit it: You might not have found the time. It was a weeknight after all, and there were dinners…
Read more...
 
GOP To Use Congressional Review Act To Challenge Obama
With complete control of Congress, Republicans can now force President Barack Obama and his liberal allies…
Read more...
Doubling Down: Obama Advocates Government-Owned Broadband Service
Since even before his 2009 inauguration, Barack Obama has promised his extremist base to "fix"…
Read more...
Question of the Week   
The World Bank was established primarily for which one of the following reasons?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"'About a quarter of all non-elderly Americans with private insurance coverage do not have sufficient liquid assets to pay even a mid-range deductible, which at today's rates would be $1,200 for single coverage and $2,400 for family coverage,' the Wall Street Journal reported in March.So now, many of the same groups that agitated for Obamacare are agitating for new government spending or tighter controls…[more]
 
 
—Byron York, Washington Examiner
— Byron York, Washington Examiner
 
Liberty Poll   

Do you support or oppose re-authorization of the Patriot Act, which includes NSA bulk collection of phone data without warrants?