Sunday, January 20, 2019

It Is Past Time For President Trump To Openly Defy A Federal Court

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Across the nation, the so-called "judicial resistance" is very, very real. And, contra Teri Hatcher opining in an infamous Seinfeld scene on a certain bodily asset, it is not at all spectacular.
In the age of Trump, it is legitimately imposssible to keep up with the never-ending deluge of black-robed malfeasance. From finding an affirmative right to immigrate in contravention of the political branches' plenary power doctrine, to mandating the continuance of President Obama's lawless DACA amnesty edict, to commencing full-frontal assault on legislative prayer, to inducing abortion chain migration for illegal aliens, to countermanding the Commander-in-Chief's unambiguous military preparedness prerogative vis-à-vis precluding actively serving transgenders, the lower federal courts in the Trump era have more often than not been engaged in systemic, politically motivated defiance of the president's sundry priorities. What Alexander Hamilton assured his compatriots in Federalist No. 78 would be the "least dangerous" branch has instead transmogrified into something much, much more insidious.
In November, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts took the rare step of publicly rebuking President Trump. Trump had belittled a federal district court judge who ruled against him on his revised aslyum policy as an "Obama judge." Roberts shot back: "We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges. ... What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them."
Roberts was wrong. And Trump was right.
Read the rest from Josh Hammer HERE.

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