On the Verge of Pandemic, Court Effectively Opens Border

from Conservative Review:

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Imagine you are a liberal judge on the federal bench. You know that the entire political system, which includes all three branches of government and both political parties, vests you with unlimited power to dictate policy with an injunction. Regardless of the law, Constitution, rules of standing for a judicial case, past and recent Supreme Court precedent, political fallout, or national security consequences, you can declare an opinion and have that policy unquestionably become “the law of the land.” Why wouldn’t you try your hand at being a judicial version of Kim Jong-un?

At some point, we should stop blaming the judges for legislating with impunity and start blaming the other branches for not only ceding that power, but actively giving effect to the judges’ usurpations of law.

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WND Exclusive – Despite Trumps efforts, SCOTUS is still Dysfunctional

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the land and as such, has a very important roll within one of the three branches of the federal government.

It also has very specific duties, which are clearly defined in our Constitution.

As commentator Daniel Horowitz points out, these duties are called original jurisdiction.

This original jurisdiction is spelled out in Article III, Section 2, Clause 1, which states, “The judicial Power [of the supreme Court] shall extend to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; – to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction; – to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; – to Controversies between two or more States. …” read more