Fourth time in 2 years: Judge stays Obama executive action

Fourth time in 2 years: Judge stays Obama executive action
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[Ed. – Yeah.  Actually, this one is likely to stick — unlike the judge’s stay of Obama’s executive action to cease enforcing immigration law.  The reason: complying with the judge’s order is a matter of IN-action on the part of employers.  The judicial stay means they don’t have to do anything.  Obama has no threat to dangle over them that could make them take action instead, between now an 20 January.  Which can’t come soon enough.]

For the fourth time in two years, a court has halted one of President Obama’s executive actions. The Democratic president sought to extend overtime pay to 4.2 million American workers starting this December, doubling the maximum salary an employee could make and still get overtime pay to $47,500. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant stopped that effort in Sherman, Texas on Tuesday, arguing it was beyond the authority of the executive branch.

Twenty-one states and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined in a lawsuit against the overtime regulation, arguing that it was too costly for businesses. Some politicians, like Rep. Tom Emmer, agreed and were pleased with the judge’s decision.

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