The Claremont Institute

April 28 CCJ Town Hall: Our Freewheeling Executive

May 2, 2016

In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and his guests discuss the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and President Obama's executive action unilaterally extending amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants. 

To discuss Encino Motorcars, L.L.C. v. Navarro, Dr. Eastman is joined by seasoned litigator Jeffrey Harris. They analyze whether the Department of Labor has the authority to write regulations that unilaterally extend the overtime requirements of the FLSA to a new category of employees. 

To discuss United States v. Texas, Dr. Eastman is joined by John Miano of the Center for Immigration Studies. In this case, Texas is joined by 25 other states in arguing that the President’s executive action extending amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants is a clear violation of the separation of powers. Though the merits of the case are still being considered in federal district court in Texas, the Court will consider whether Texas has standing to bring the suit against the Department of Homeland Security. 

You can read our brief in this case here.