Executive Orders on Immigration: Are They Legal?

You are cordially invited to join the Federalist Society 
of Orange County on Wednesday, January 14, as we host

Dr. Ronald D. Rotunda


“Executive Orders on Immigration: Are They Legal?”

President Obama recently announced that he is issuing Social Security cards to about 5 million undocumented aliens whom he will now allow to stay in the United States, notwithstanding the immigration laws that prohibit their remaining in the country. The Office of Legal Counsel (“lawyer to the President” and part of the Department of Justice) issued an opinion indicating he could do this as a part of “prosecutorial discretion,” although the President’s order goes far beyond a decision not to prosecute criminally those who enter in violation of our laws. The OLC opinion also ignored a series of previous OLC opinions that rejected this view of Presidential power.  The President has also issued orders “waiving” enforcement of parts of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), and issuing subsidies in apparent violation of the same law.  

Professor Rotunda is Professor of Law, and Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, at Chapman University and author of the two most widely used textbook on legal ethics and constitutional law in the U.S. He has written several other books and textbooks (including a six-volume Treatise on Constitutional Law), and more than 350 articles in various law reviews, journals, newspapers, and books in this country and in Europe. His works have been translated into French, German, Romanian, Czech, Russian, Japanese, and Korean. These books and articles have been cited more than 1,000 times by state and federal courts at every level, from trial courts to the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been interviewed on radio and television on legal issues, both in this country and abroad, and recently testified before Congress on this issue. Dr. Rotunda is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was a member of Harvard Law Review. 


When:  Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch)

Where: First Floor Conference Room, 2040 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614, (949) 760-0404. Bring your parking ticket to the luncheon for validation.

Cost: $30/members, $35/nonmembers, $20/students, for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit (the Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

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