Has Trump finally tired of activist courts?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

judge banging gavelAn attorney is applauding the White House for finally addressing activism in the federal judiciary that is deciding laws with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

During a recent speech before the Federalist Society, Vice President Mike Pence said the White House plans to rein in district federal judges whose rulings are preventing the duly elected president of the United States from fulfilling his constitutional duties.

Pence said activist judges have "imposed more nationwide injunctions against Trump than the first 40 presidents combined."

That kind of obstruction is “unprecedented,” he went on to say, and the Trump administration plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and intervene.

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Abraham Hamilton III, general counsel and public policy analyst for the American Family Association, says it’s past time for the administration to put the legal issue before the Supreme Court.

“So perhaps the Supreme Court would strike the proper balance,” he predicts, “and rein in the lower district courts."

Hamilton tells OneNewsNow it is apparent that lower court federal judges are abusing their authority to invoke nationwide injunctions.

“In order for a Supreme Court justice to weigh in with their opinion, they have to persuade at a minimum four other justices to agree with them in order for their opinion to carry the day,” he points out. “Whereas you think that the framers of our constitution actually promulgated a system where you have an individual United States district court judge, at the lowest level of our judiciary, to have more authority over the country than the Supreme Court? Of course not."


Editor's Note: American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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