William G. “Bill” Otis is a law professor and former federal prosecutor. Otis spent much of his career as head of the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Paul Mirengoff at Powerline has posted Bill Otis’s advice to Republicans on how to respond to Obama if he attempts to implement amnesty for illegal immigrants through executive order. I’ve read much that has been written by Bill Otis and it is all terrifically insightful and brilliant.
Here’s the first paragraph of Otis’ advice to Republicans, please go to the link above and read the rest of it. It’s well worth your time:
I think the thing to do is (1) publicly set out the case that the order is bad policy on its merits, an overreach of the President’s power, and a direct slap at the electorate’s choice six days ago. Then (2) announce that if the President follows through, there will be serious and prompt consequences. Then, when he hands down the order, (3) impose them.