Justice Neil Gorsuch Calls Activist Judges On Carpet

Justice Neil Gorsuch Calls Activist Judges On Carpet

Justice Neil Gorsuch Calls Activist Judges On Carpet

Justice Neil Gorsuch has had enough of activist judges. The Supreme Court ruled on the nationwide injunction issued by a New York judge today. The injunction was lifted. 

“The court lifted a nationwide injunction imposed by a district judge in New York. That means the administration can begin applying the new standards, which challengers say would place a burden on poor immigrants, while legal challenges continue.”

Essentially this standard is supposed to ensure that those who immigrate to the United States plan to contribute to this country instead of living on the government dole. New, updated criteria will be established.

Well, folks didn’t like that. They threw the unconstitutional and racist card around like confetti. They were probably hoping that we’d never figure out that this was, as Cucinelli states above, a program started during the Clinton Administration. And so, they found judges who would legislate from the bench. The Supreme Court was having none of it. Today’s decision did away with the last injunction.

Justice Gorsuch took after activist judges. 

“”The real problem here is the increasingly common practice of trial courts ordering relief that transcends the cases before them. Whether framed as injunctions of ‘nationwide,’ ‘universal,’ or ‘cosmic’ scope, these orders share the same basic flaw—they direct how the defendant must act toward persons who are not parties to the case,” Gorsuch wrote.

“Equitable remedies, like remedies in general, are meant to redress the injuries sustained by a particular plaintiff in a particular lawsuit. When a district court orders the government not to enforce a rule against the plaintiffs in the case before it, the court redresses the injury that gives rise to its jurisdiction in the first place. But when a court goes further than that, ordering the government to take (or not take) some action with respect to those who are strangers to the suit, it is hard to see how the court could still be acting in the judicial role of resolving cases and controversies. Injunctions like these thus raise serious questions about the scope of courts’ equitable powers under Article III,””

Justice Gorsuch is telling the courts to pay attention to the law, NOT politics. He is urging them to address ONLY the case before them, and don’t drag in entities such as our government if they aren’t involved. Judges who rule because politics and Bad Orange Man need to take very big steps back as Gorsuch basically tells them to SIT DOWN in this ruling.

Gorsuch wants judges to FOLLOW THE DAMNED LAW. Period. He also issues a very pointed statement about judge shopping. It’s bad, it is detrimental to us all, and it is a practice that needs to be halted in its tracks.

Anything to do with immigration has now shown us the true partisan colors of quite a number of judges around this country.

Needless to say, those who wanted the injunction kept in place were not amused.

Sorry, but no one, citizen or not, should live off taxpayer money indefinitely.

Gosh, isn’t that a little over the top? I guess not as there are multiple tweets regarding the Statue of Liberty.

Well, they want both and will do everything they can to turn this country into a full-blown welfare state with no border control whatsoever. When it is pointed out that many other countries have this very same type of regulation in place, the tantrums and cries of ‘THAT’S DIFFERENT!’ ensue.

Activist judges who legislate from the bench out of personal or partisan political animus are a stain on this Republic and our democracy. Justice Gorsuch was absolutely right in calling them on the carpet.

This is a practice that, no matter who the President is, needs to stop.

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3 Comments
  • 370H55V says:

    Amee displays abominable ignorance. “The New Colossus” (and I’ll bet she doesn’t even know that such is the name of the poem from which she quotes) was written by Emma Lazarus. It’s just a poem, Amee. It doesn’t have the force of law.

  • tps Savas says:

    “Elections have consequences,” someone once famously remarked.

    Please, more consequences.

  • cthulhu says:

    How ’bout we make this real simple? Any Federal judge that issues a ruling beyond his/her jurisdiction shall be immediately subject to judicial removal and forfeiture of pension. Not under Article II power of impeachment — under Article III “inferior courts”.

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