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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Example please.
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    More insidiously, no one at HHS has explained how these organizations get waivers. There appears to be no set standard for them. Rep. Fred Upton, the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, demanded such an explanation seven weeks ago. None has been forthcoming, but HHS has managed to add over 800 waivers in those seven weeks.

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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Example please.
    Illegal immigration/border control.
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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Example please.
    Defense of Marriage Act: this one is a hands off approach, meaning that if someone challenges it, they are just going to to stand aside
    Immigration Laws: Selective enforcement - http://www.ice.gov/doclib/secure-com...etion-memo.pdf

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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Federal marijuana laws...California.
    Obama's not enforcing federal law in CA, is that what you mean?
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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Defense of Marriage Act: this one is a hands off approach, meaning that if someone challenges it, they are just going to to stand aside
    Because Obama decided it is unconstitutional.

    Immigration Laws: Selective enforcement - http://www.ice.gov/doclib/secure-com...etion-memo.pdf
    That sounds like prosecutorial discretion, which is normal.
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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    That's not Obama simply refusing to follow the law.
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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Obama's not enforcing federal law in CA, is that what you mean?
    Yes. The Obama administration is looking the other way.

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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Because Obama decided it is unconstitutional.
    He can't do that.

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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    That's not Obama simply refusing to follow the law.
    You mean that's not Obama's Department of HHS?

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    Re: Can the President veto or repeal a law?

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    He can't do that.
    Of course he can.

    He swore an oath to uphold the constitution. He's required not to follow laws he sees as unconstitutional.
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