In a lawsuit over President Obama’s immigration policy (in which he announced that he would not enforce the law for certain categories of illegal immigrants), a federal judge has ruled that Obama’s policy is illegal, but the plaintiff had no standing to sue. Consequently, the suit was dismissed and the illegal policy was permitted to stand.
This might even be the right decision under the law. Nevertheless, someone must have standing to sue. It cannot be the case that the president is breaking the law and the courts are somehow powerless to intervene. Can it?