judges

Who Needs Judges? Progressives Discover the Virtues of Democracy!

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

Left-wing activists are most frustrated because the American people continue to resist plans for a socialist, gender-free, PC paradise. Democrats fear that in the future they will be unable to rely on the courts to impose policies resisted by the American people. The only way to depoliticize the courts is to stop demanding that they decide political and partisan rather than legal and constitutional disputes. If the Democratic Party wants to expand state power, it should strive to convince the American people. And if Democrats want to end constitutional restrictions on expansive government, they should amend the Constitution. Not use judges to subvert the legal order.

How National Injunctions Create Constitutional Chaos

Rachel Bovard, American Greatness

Nationwide injunctions—when a single district court judge can halt the enforcement of a law or policy across the country—have been stymying President Trump’s agenda from the get-go. And Attorney General William Barr is getting fed up. Barr is right to complain. The judiciary—which, it should be pointed out, the Framers envisioned as the weakest branch—has asserted breathtaking and unprecedented control over the policy process. One judge can now effectively cancel a policy with the stroke of a pen. As Barr put it, these injunctions give “a single judge the unprecedented power to render irrelevant the decisions of every other jurisdiction in the country.”

Justice and Accountability in Courtroom and Laboratory

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

It is beyond time to reinvigorate the principle that law enforcement’s first priority is to do justice. Not only must government officials follow the rules; their adherence must be monitored — not to harass the law-abiding but to root out the corrupt. Examples must be made of those who abuse their powers.

Clinton reminds us why we’re lucky she lost the election

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The activist judges who based their ruling on their liberal politics instead of the Constitution are the same kind she would appoint to the Supreme Court and all other federal courts if she were in the Oval Office.

Why are Senate Republicans giving any more judges to Obama in his lame duck year?

Rick Manning, Americans for Limited Government

Now with the funding bill passed into law and the power of the purse ceded, the confirmation process is perhaps the last remaining constitutional power that the Republicans in the Senate hold over this Administration, and they should use it. If President Obama wants a nominee confirmed, he should be forced to start following the law in other areas.

GOP Senate Should Put Brakes on Obama Judges

Hugh Hewitt, Washington Examiner

Obama has already made his mark upon the fed. judiciary. Ted Cruz wants a complete embargo on all Obama nominees, save those critical to nat'l security, because of the O's unconstitutional exec. amnesty. This full embargo would include judicial nominees.