June 24, 2017

Judicial Tyranny on display

Photograph: George F Lee/AP

Judge Derrick Watson put a hold on President Trump’s new travel ban, which is, by law a power every president holds. But, Judge Watson decided that rule of law, and the separation of powers are silly things when compared to his feelings. After all, this is the age of feelings, so things like laws should not be allowed to interfere with Judge Watson delicate feelings. Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist lays out a lengthy and sound refutation of Judge Watson, abuse of power. Here is a sample

Trump said the temporary travel restriction was needed for national security. In issuing his temporary restraining order, Watson said Trump’s order was a result of nothing more than religious animus against Muslims. The judge’s order is predicated on what he thinks Trump wants to do, not the order itself.

Throughout the ruling, Judge Watson concedes there’s nothing about the executive order that would be problematic if not for his interpretation of Trump’s statements made in the months and years prior to issuing it. He repeatedly states his feeling that Trump had a bad motive in issuing the order.

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