federal courts

Democrat Hypocrisy And Fear Mongering On 3D Printed Guns

If the Anarchist Cookbook is for sale on Amazon or available free on the University of California at Berkeley’s website, but Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed can’t publish 3D gun files, then the First Amendment is dead, having been reduced to whatever a federal judge arbitrarily decides you can say or publish.

Why Should a Single Federal Judge Be Able to Make Law for the Whole Country?

John Fund, National Review

Confusion about the proper role of the courts extends to many of our sitting judges. Last month, while the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the so-called Trump travel ban, Justice Clarence Thomas raised an issue that the next Supreme Court justice may have to weigh in on. Why is it, he asked, that a single federal district judge can impose an injunction blocking a presidential executive order in all 50 states even if none of his colleagues (599 district judges) thinks it’s a good idea?

Judges who join the #Resistance are trouble for our legal system

Rich Lowry, New York Post

There’s a lawlessness rampant in the land, but it isn’t emanating from the Trump administration. The source is federal judges who are making a mockery of their profession by twisting the law to block the Trump administration’s immigration priorities. The saving grace of the judiciary is that the Supreme Court, as of now, takes its responsibility more seriously. The oral arguments suggest that the court will, despite absurd rulings below, uphold Trump’s travel ban.

Republican AGs: Obamcare Now Unconstitutional

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated the Obamacare penalty. Now that the penalty or "tax" has been removed from Obamacare, but the health insurance mandate remains, Obamacare is unconstitutional.  That is why the 18 Republican Attorneys General and two Republican Governors have sued to have Obamacare held unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Upholds AL Voter ID Law in Win for Common Sense

Hans von Spakovsky, CNS News

A federal judge in Alabama ruled Alabama’s ID law for both in-person and absentee voting is constitutional and does not violate the Voting Rights Act. Alabama thus joins more than a dozen states that have implemented sensible, nondiscriminatory voter ID requirements—requirements that have been upheld in the courts in almost every state with only a few exceptions.

When the ‘Dogma Lives Loudly’ within One — What Judge Amy Barrett Can Teach Us

Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review

The truth of the matter is that people living, say, the Beatitudes loudly in the world — which they tend to do softly but earnestly, behind the scenes, not made for photo-ops — are a win for everyone, something that people of all faiths, including the secular liberal one, can welcome. And let’s debate the issues we actually disagree on out in the open, without euphemisms such as “Pro-Choice America.” That is, unless your ideology is stifling your magnanimity and true devotion to the common good.

Field Day at the Federal Courts

Robert Vega, American Thinker

Advocates for same-sex marriage are not arguing in good faith. They continue to shape the legal playing field in prejudicial ways.