Trump-hatred is warping the courts and other notable comments

Posted by on May 08, 2017 at 8:02 am

Law Professor: Trump-Hatred Is Warping the Judiciary

The First Amendment “is being contorted to enable judges to protest Donald Trump’s presidency,” warns Mark Degirolami in The Weekly Standard: “The perennial impulse of judges to manipulate the law to achieve morally and politically desirable ends has only been exacerbated by the felt necessity to ‘resist’ Trump.” As a result, we’re seeing “fake law” — “already highly dubious” legal tests, especially concerning free speech, being “further deformed and twisted.” Fake law “brings us judicial posturing, virtue signaling and opinionating masquerading as jurisprudence.” Before long, he cautions, “as with fake news,” we’ll soon be “likely to forget what real law looks like. Soon enough, we won’t even know the difference.”

From the Right: Don’t Forget ObamaCare’s Victims

ObamaCare “was never the panacea it was sold as and it remains distinctly un-utopian in its results,” notes Mary Katherine Ham at The Federalist. She cites her own experience: “A seven-month-pregnant widow with one toddler who got a letter two weeks after my husband died, informing me I’d lost my third or fourth health insurance plan” since ObamaCare’s enactment. So much for “the promise . . . that I could keep my plan if I liked it. I could not.” Other people have been just as unfortunate: They’ve “seen doubled premiums and tripled deductibles. If you’ll remember, the promise was everyone’s premiums would go down. They did not.” Yes, the Affordable Care Act has helped some people. But many others now have “expensive, less effective, junkier, nearly unusable plans than we had back when our allegedly ‘junk’ plans were outlawed.”

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One Response to “Trump-hatred is warping the courts and other notable comments”

  1. Vive le Freedom Fries on 8/08/17 at 1:37 pm

    The poor downtrodden resistance members can also wear black robes and consider themselves gods on earth.
    Trust funds, unelected positions, lack of any real talent or skill does not disqualify someone from the heroic resistance.
    These patriotic heroes are out to save the republic from legit elections after all.