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Self-Destructing National Sovereignty

As the Supreme Court wrestles with the Scope of Executive Authority issue, I was prompted to review various (historical) documents/decisions relating to the same. While doing so I rediscovered a brief that I’d previously referenced years before relating to the issue of selective-immigration authority citing, specifically, the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952 (see attached brief).

At the time former President Truman repudiated the Act however, despite his veto, largely because he was dissatisfied with a component that he felt was not satisfactorily addressed (in the “Bill”) however, ultimately resolved thru the Immigration Act of 1965. Congress was ultimately successful in overturning his veto and the legislation was made law.

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