Quote of the Day

March 17, 2017

Five Ninth-Circuit Judges from both parties, on the absurdity of that court’s monumentally stupid rulings about the travel ban:

We have an obligation to correct our own errors, particularly when those errors so confound Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit precedent that neither we nor our district courts will know what law to apply in the future.

Until these absurd rulings are laughed out of court, conservative judges all over the country should feel free to impose whatever policies they want on the nation. Someone please, please take up this mantle! The possibilities for popular – though illegal, but who cares? – rightwing rulings are endless. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Start by banning federal, state, and local governments from asking anyone their race, by citing the 14th Amendment. After all, why should the government collect this data if not to racially discriminate?

UPDATE: InstaPundit has a good one:

If campaign statements have judicial weight, can we file a petition for rehearing with the Supreme Court on the ObamaCare case, based on Obama’s (broken) promises about keeping your plan and lowering your premiums?

But why the Supreme Court? Any judge will do, since SCOTUS precedents no longer carry any weight. Ask for an emergency stay of Obamacare across the nation. Instant repeal!

3 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Earl on March 17, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Since you can now cherry pick some obscure liberal judge and overrule the congress and president why not just do away with the executive and legislative branches and let the judiciary run the country?

    • PoliPundit on March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

      After eight years of Trump packing the courts, that would be an excellent idea.

    • Earl on March 17, 2017 at 6:35 am

      Since there are 3 “co-equal” branches of government, Trump should refuse to recognize any decision that infringes upon his plenary powers. Let that obscure judge enforce his decision by himself. In the meantime the executive branch can continue to do what they’ve done for the past 8 years, which is to do as as they please.

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