Grandstanding Judicial Supremacy Must End
by Roger Kimball at pjmedia:
Here we go again. Last month it was Seattle District Judge James L. Robart who decided he had the authority to contravene the president’s executive order “on a nationwide basis,” temporarily banning entry into the United States of people from seven terrorist hot spots (Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, etc.). Come on in folks, don’t mind the laws of the United States! All are welcome.
Judge Robart, whom no one had ever heard of before, got a lot of play in the anti-Trump media (which is to say, the media tout court) and has doubtless been dining out on that sever since.
As I said at the time, Judge Robart’s restraining order, especially its nationwide application, struck me as legally dubious and, practically speaking, unworkable. Can we really have six or seven hundred district judges making policy for the entire country? For make no mistake, that’s what Judge Robart did. At the behest — or with the collusion — of a couple of blue state attorneys general, Judge Robart decided that he had the authority to contravene a legally framed executive order issued by the president of the United States and to make himself, Judge James L. Robart, the supreme law of the land.
Since he happened to reflect the establishment anti-Trump consensus, it was all a big hit with the establishment anti-Trump media. So it is no surprise that in the wake of the president’s new travel ban, another grandstanding judge — several of them, in fact — is eager to horn in on the publicity. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson from Hawaii made a bid for his fifteen minutes of notoriety and blocked the travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. According to Judge Watson, the travel ban was not about national security, as the president said, but “significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus.”
Please read on and on below……Obama’s fascist Judge Derrick insisted President Trump’s temporary banning folks from the six named countries loaded with American enemies, was an attack on religion, Islam.
If twenty million Islamist or “neo-Hittites” were religiously devoted to beheading all of the world’s unMuslimed as a religious sacrifice to Allah, how many of these Obama-loving, leftist voting, blood thirsty, crazed misfits should civilized America welcome to settle in Florida, Minnesota, or Utah to satisfy Obama Judge Derrick’s appetites?….Again, please read on and never forget the reason Obama’s judge came up with to cause America and its President chaos at least for a week or two.