The Department of Justice released a letter earlier this week from 10 legal scholars at colleges across the country defending the president’s controversial executive action on immigration.
The scholars – the letter is careful to point out – don’t always see eye-to-eye on presidential power and immigration policy, but as far as the president’s immigration edict goes, they “are all of the view that these actions are lawful.” Which is pretty impressive when you think about it; ten legal scholars from various backgrounds – and they all support Obama’s imperial immigration edict!
Fox News thought it might be helpful to look into qualities these “prominent professors”might have in common – like political affiliation, for instance – and (surprisingly!) found that their neutrality in this matter might be just a tad compromised.
Of the 10 legal scholars, seven are registered Democrats. Two live in states that don’t release party affiliation, but they both donate exclusively to Democratic candidates. The lone Republican, Eric Posner, is also an exclusive Democratic donor and has repeatedly written that Obama can literally “do whatever he wants” when it comes to executive authority.
Three of them worked at the University of Chicago, where Obama (ironically) taught constitutional law. Another one – Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia University, where Obama also went to school – is also “directly involved in the effort to make Columbia the site of Obama’s presidential library.”
Walter Dellinger served in the Clinton administration and is friends with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, who was nominated by Obama,
Then, there’s Laurence Tribe, a mentor to Obama at Harvard Law School, who gushed that he is “the best student I ever had and the most exciting research assistant” and also campaigned for him.
The GOP have an impressive legal scholar of their own in Professor Jonathan Turley, of George Washington University. Like the lawyers in the group above, Turley is a liberal who voted for Barack Obama in 2008. He has also agreed to represent House Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans in their lawsuit against the president.