WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, June 23, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas:
"Today's Supreme Court decision, which effectively blocks President Obama's immigration executive actions, is a victory for our system of checks and balances. Time and again, the Obama Administration has attempted to circumvent Congress and push its agenda on the American people through executive fiat. While I am pleased that the Supreme Court has halted this unprecedented power grab for now, today's decision underscores the importance of electing a president in November who will put a conservative on the Court to defend our Constitution."