It seems that judges should have some regard for the constitutional scheme of separation of powers,but apparently Social Justice imperatives trump any notion of democracy and lawful order.
The military must begin accepting transgender recruits Jan. 1 despite a ban ordered by President Trump this year, according to a D.C. district court judge.Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly had already granted a preliminary injunction in the Doe v. Trump lawsuit filed by a group of transgender troops. She clarified this week that her order also blocks Defense Secretary Jim Mattis from delaying the recruiting.
Mattis had planned to begin accepting transgender recruits on the first of the year before Trump tweeted in July that they would not be allowed to serve in the military in any capacity. The president later followed up with an order telling the Pentagon to abandon the plan, which got underway during the previous administration.
“Secretary Mattis is a defendant in this case, he is directly bound by the injunction and he cannot change the policy that existed before President Trump issued his order,” the judge said.
In other words, Obama’s executive orders as president are still in force because this judge likes Obama better and elections don’t matter.
These judges act exactly as the left wants the United States government to operate; forget (or use another applicable F word) and just govern depending on how it suits YOU. Obama would pass laws, then disregard the parts that would hurt election prospects. If illegal immigration helps elections, just unilaterally decide who can have citizenship. If you know Congress would never approve the terrible treaty you are making, just do it unilaterally, enact all the damaging agreements up front so they cannot be reversed and move on.
Federal judges can only be removed by impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate.
A judge may be impeached by a simple majority of the House of Representatives and removed from office if convicted by a vote of two-thirds of the Senate at a special trial, but only for the same types of offenses that would trigger impeachment proceedings for any other government official. Judges cannot be removed from office simply because someone doesn’t like their rulings or ideology.
She doesn’t have this power and should be ignored. Let her rule the moon be purple. She cannot force mentally ill people to be accepted in the service.
I can’t decide if I’m shocked or not. I think I’ll wait for Rudy Giuliani to weigh in.