That's Enough: Trump Administration Looks To Rein In Lower Court Judges

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Well, the House GOP is making moved to curtail such lower court rulings that gum up the works of the executive (via WSJ):

The Trump administration and its Republican allies on Capitol Hill took aim Thursday at the growing practice of federal judges issuing nationwide rulings, hoping to tackle an issue that has repeatedly stymied President Trump’s agenda during his year-and-a-half in office.

The Department of Justice issued new guidance to government attorneys, saying they should argue vigorously in court against “nationwide injunctions,” when a federal judge on one of the U.S.’s 94 district courts issues a ruling that covers the entire country, often halting a presidential initiative, program or action.

The House Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, approved legislation to curb nationwide injunctions. The bill, proposed by panel Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), would instruct judges to write rulings that apply only to the individuals, organizations or entities that are part of the lawsuit in front of them.

While the federal judiciary operates as an independent branch of government, Congress retains significant authority under the Constitution to write rules governing federal courts, including questions of procedure, organization and jurisdiction. It is unclear how the courts would view legislation like that of Mr. Goodlatte, which limits the kinds of rulings they can issue and the scope of how they decide cases.


https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/09/14/thats-enough-trump-administration-looks-to-rein-in-lower-court-judges-n2518885
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
GOOD! Lower court judges shouldn't be overturning the President. No matter what, you can always find some dumb judge, slip him a few bucks, and he'll bitch and cry about whatever you want him to bitch and cry about. This is incredibly tedious and money consuming, and they aren't supposed to have that kind of power. That's what we have a Supreme Court for.
 

Hijinx

Well-Known Member
GOOD! Lower court judges shouldn't be overturning the President. No matter what, you can always find some dumb judge, slip him a few bucks, and he'll bitch and cry about whatever you want him to bitch and cry about. This is incredibly tedious and money consuming, and they aren't supposed to have that kind of power. That's what we have a Supreme Court for.
They go Judge shopping, find a fool and pay him off for a decision.
 
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