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Rutledge Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Immigration Case


January 19, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in the challenge to President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

“The President’s decision to use executive action to bypass Congress to expand and modify the deferred action program goes beyond the scope of the law – something the President said himself multiple times,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I am confident when the Court decides this case, it will uphold the rule of law and establish important precedent with regard to presidential power.”

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.

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