Monday, May 8, 2017

Trump-hatred is warping the courts and other notable comments


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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.

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