How Many Other Presidents Have Joined Foreign Countries Suing American States

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    Barack Obama has already sued the state of Arizona.


    Claiming “preeminent authority” to write the laws on immigration, the Justice Department filed suit to block Arizona from enacting its own.

    “Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves.”

    The challenge, although not unexpected, appeared certain to reignite a searing national debate on immigration and send the midterm election season into fraught new territory.

    “The American people must wonder whether the Obama administration is really committed to securing the border when it sues a state that is simply trying to protect its people by enforcing immigration law,” Republican Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, both of Arizona, said in a joint statement criticizing the lawsuit.



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    If "Obama" can sue Arizona for its enacting immigration laws, can Arizona sue "Obama" for not fulfilling his presidential duties, one of which was laid down by the Supreme Court during the Civil War... "A state of actual war may exist without any formal declaration of it by either party, and this is true of both a civil and a foreign war in which the President is bound to meet it in the shape it presents itself." the Prize Cases, 67 US 635 (1863).

    Does both Arizona and "Obama" have "soverign immunity" which protects them from litigation?
     

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