Rutledge: Injunction Against President’s Unlawful Immigration Action Should be Maintained
April 18, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement after the Texas Attorney General’s office concluded oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that the injunction against President Obama’s unlawful immigration action be maintained. Rutledge is part of a 26-state coalition, led by Texas, fighting the President’s executive order.
“I am very hopeful that the Court will maintain the injunction and establish an important precedent with regard to the limits of presidential power,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This is a nation of laws, and no one person is above the law, which makes this case monumental. If the Court allows the President’s unlawful action to move forward, it will open the door for any President to ignore the will of the people through their elected representatives to Congress and rewrite any law to fit his or her policy agenda.”
Arkansas joined the coalition in December 2014, at the request of then Attorney General-elect Rutledge, along with Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
A decision in the case is expected in late June.