Friday, August 18, 2006
The Wall Street Journal destroys the argument made by this Carter appointee that is trying to single handedly destroy our form of government. Keep in mind we have three coequal branches, or at least we are supposed to have. For strictly partisan purposes there are some that want to make the President a figurehead. I think you can safely place Judge Taylor in that camp.
Unlike Judge Taylor, Presidents are accountable to the voters for their war-making decisions, as the current White House occupant has discovered. Judge Taylor can write her opinion and pose for the cameras--and no one can hold her accountable for any Americans who might die as a result.
**UPDATE** What does it say about your ruling when this comes from CNN?
From CNN's The Situation Room:
Jeffrey Toobin: "This judge, today's opinion, said it was unconstitutional in very scathing terms. But this was a very liberal judge. You look at the–the sources she cites in her opinion, she almost exclusively cites other liberal judges. I am virtually certain that other courts will see this differently, and the only way to resolve those sorts of differences is to have it wind up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court."
Network roundup from Newsbusters