Very Important Gorsuch Opinion

By: malapert



on activist judges and national injunctions against Trump policies over-riding the will of the voters...

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/new_scala_rising_supreme_court_justice_neil_gorsuch_warns_judicial_activists_that_hes_coming_for_them_.html

Here's PJMedia's report:

In addition to the 5-4 decision allowing the rule to go into effect, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch issued a concurring opinion rebuking activist judges and their rush to apply "nationwide injunctions" against Trump administration policies.

"Today the Court (rightly) grants a stay, allowing the government to pursue (for now) its policy everywhere save Illinois. But, in light of all that's come before, it would be delusional to think that one stay today suffices to remedy the problem. The real problem here is the increasingly common practice of trial courts ordering relief that transcends the cases before them. Whether framed as injunctions of 'nationwide,' 'universal,' or 'cosmic' scope, these orders share the same basic flaw — they direct how the defendant must act toward persons who are not parties to the case," Gorsuch wrote.

These details from the Wall Street Journal are important, too:

His concurrence, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, is a much-needed rebuke to what he calls "the increasingly common practice of trial courts ordering relief that transcends the cases before them. Whether framed as injunctions of 'nationwide,' 'universal,' or 'cosmic' scope, these orders share the same basic flaw — they direct how the defendant must act toward persons who are not parties to the case."

Love the use of the word "cosmic" to describe this judicial overreach.  Kudos also to Justice Clarence Thomas, who has been laboring on this for decades.

Translation: Back off.  You are a problem.  You will be overruled.

The story here is that a new big lion has roared, and all the little judicial activist rats out there who have been scurrying hard to block President Trump's bid to do what the voters asked of him are now being read the Riot Act.

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