The judicial oligarchy: can it be held to the law as written?

The Left Is Slipping into Terminal Irrelevance by Roger Kimball – “Well, last week was quite a week. For one side, a week of winning. For the other, a week of wailing.”

“All of these decisions are important and, in my view, beneficent. But they were overshadowed by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement that he was retiring. Although Kennedy sided with the majority on these three decisions, historically he has been a wild card, siding with the Left on Roe v. Wade and many other cases involving “social issues.” His retirement, in the context of the president’s promise to “appoint justices who, like Justice Scalia, will protect our liberty with the highest regard for the Constitution” sent the Left into a histrionic orgy of vituperation, paranoia, and rage.

Well, “sent” is not quite right. At least since the wee hours of November 9, 2016, the Left has fully occupied those dismal precincts of incontinent hatred and self-pity, leavened everywhere by rhetorical extravagance and fantasies of revenge.

Commentators on both sides of the political divide speculate that the rhetoric, and the violence, will escalate. The stupidity already has.

As the leftover Left descends further into panic, they jettison one bedrock democratic institution after the next.

Donald Trump has instituted no gulags, he has started no wars, he is presiding over a bustling economy and an increasingly confident populace. He is normal. Maxine Waters and her ilk, on the contrary, loudly call for incivility, intolerance, disruption, and even violence. They, and their pathetic media enablers, are the outliers, screeching piteously on the margins of life.

How a Judicial Hack Halted Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Plan by David Catron – “The Obama-appointed judge ignored the law to block a Bluegrass State pilot program.”

“In a ruling rife with partisan editorial commentary Judge Boasberg sniffs, “It is no secret that the current administration hopes to ‘prompt[ly] repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,’” as if such aspirations are somehow immoral. He disapprovingly notes that “Defendant Verma,” as he refers to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), “encouraged states to apply for ‘waiver[s]’ of some of the [Medicaid] program’s coverage requirements — especially for the expansion group — promising to ‘fast-track’ approval of such petitions.” Verma’s heresy involved Section 1115 waivers:

Just another day’s work for a leftwing judicial hack, and perhaps something for Republicans to think about as the November midterms loom on the horizon.

there’s a problem here.

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