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Obama Says Immigration Ruling Shows Need for Action on Garland

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Obama: Congress Prevents Fully Staffed Supreme Court

President Barack Obama blamed the refusal of Senate Republicans to advance his Supreme Court nominee for the deadlock on the court that left his immigration plan on hold for the remainder of his term.

The court’s 4-4 divide let stand an appeals court ruling that said Obama overstepped his authority when he acted to shield as many as 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation.