Joseph Reisert, Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, published an opinion piece Nov. 14 asserting that President Barack Obama only follows the letter of the law when it suits his agenda. According to Reisert, Obama wants to disregard the letter of the law on the Affordable Care Act in order to carry out what he sees as the spirit of the law; at the same time, said Reisert, Obama draws on the letter of the law to justify his immigration policies, which he admits are incongruous with the spirit of the current laws.

“In wanting to have it both ways, Obama is making a mockery of his constitutional duties and is brazenly subverting the rule of law,” Reisert said.