Separation of powers

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The Governor’s petition for certiorari in Mayhew v. Burwell, 14-992 was denied Monday. (Supreme Court Orders by Circuit List; Bloomberg article – Maine Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court on Obamacare Requirement)

We blogged on this previously (Hear ye, hear ye; Preservation, jurisdiction, futility and exhaustion), and it also made the news when the Governor sought an advisory opinion from the Law Court regarding his ability to go forward with litigation like this when in disagreement with the Attorney General.  See Opinion of the Justices, 2015 ME 27].  To the extent this aspect separation of powers aspect of the dispute whets your appetite regarding that subject, and you are of an historical bent, the Supreme Court came out with an interesting one on that front Monday relating to the President’s power in foreign affairs, examining the history of the President v. Congress’s ability to participate in decisions as to whether to recognize another sovereign power.  (Zivotosfsky v. Kerry, 13-628)

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