Bless them all for having the balls to step up against some the policy moves that have been made Donald Trump’s policy moves…
The Republican led Congress is scared to take the guy on in cases where Trump’s actions would be wrong, inhuman, or just plain illegal….
It has been the Federal judges that have stepped up to the plate to act as a brake….
Keep it coming …..
The Trump administration is looking for ways to deal with a recurring frustration: individual federal judges who have put the brakes on one major administration policy after another.
The administration is telling the Supreme Court in a case aboutthat judges are increasingly using what are called nationwide injunctions to stop “a federal policy everywhere.” The Justice Department says the high court should “reject the deeply misguided practice,” which has also been used against the administration’s crackdown on “sanctuary cities,” President Donald Trump’s announced ban on transgender military service members and, most recently, the effort to end legal protections for young immigrants.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become the administration’s leading critic of the injunctions. Sessions said Tuesday they have been used 20 times in Trump’s first year in office, “as many as President Obama had in eight years.” But Sessions didn’t object to the practice in his prior life as a senator from Alabama. He had praised a single judge from Texas who put a nationwide block on an Obama immigration policy. The more common practice is for a judge to issue an order that gives only the people who sued what they want.
Legal scholars have attributed the rise of these broad judicial orders to a corresponding increase in executive action. In 2014, Obama acted to protect immigrant parents of U.S. children after Congress failed to pass an immigration overhaul. Similarly, Mr. Trump unilaterally sought to impose travel restrictions on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries a week after taking office….
Protests by Republicans against these judges are shortsighted….
President Obama had the same issues as Republicans use Federal judges to attack his actions on healthcare and immigration….