There are various expedients that could be pursued. There is nothing in the Constitution that says the U.S. has to maintain a District Court system at all. A Supreme Court, yes. There it is in Article 3. But Judge Robart's or Judge Watson's perch? Tell me where the Constitution specifies that. Nor does the Constitution say anything about judicial compensation; perhaps it should be zero. Who knows what the ingenuity of man might discover?
“It is a product of what I call liberal law school education that was happening when I was in law school, which is they’re increasingly teaching lawyers to replace objective analysis with their subjective preference, but to pretend their subjective bias was really objective reality, even when it wasn’t,” Barnes said. “They basically taught you to lie to yourself about what the law really was and what it really stood for.”
Trump should work with conservatives on immigration and judicial reform, and demand the following from congressional leaders:
- Immediately pass a concurrent resolution disapproving the court’s decision and affirming the plenary power of the political branches over immigration.
- Include the president’s immigration order in the April budget bill in the form of a defunding rider. Congress should defund the issuance of visas from those seven countries (yes, add Iraq back in) and defund refugee resettlement for the remainder of the fiscal year.
- Finally exercise Article III Sec. 2 powers to regulate and except the jurisdiction of the federal judiciary, at least beginning with the lower courts. The courts must be stripped of the power to adjudicate any case forcing the entry of a foreign national into the country against the will of the other branches. Not that the courts had this power to begin with ... (Trump might also want to require all members of his team to read “Stolen Sovereignty,” from yours truly!)
- Immediately draw up articles of impeachment against Judges Watkins, James Robart, and any other judge that blatantly violates the rules of standing to inject their personal agenda into public policy, at the expense of national sovereignty.
- Eliminate the ability of lower courts to issue injunctions or restraining orders on major public policy issues outside of their respective jurisdictions.
- Strip the Ninth Circuit down to a geographic jurisdiction covering a small part of California and replace the remainder of the area currently covered by the Ninth Circuit with a new 12th Circuit. This should serve as a shot across the bow to the many other radical circuits that are one step behind the insanity of the Ninth.
Ultimately, together with the backing of Congress, Trump should use this travel ban halt as the impetus to denude the courts of their ill-gotten power.
In fact, Congress and Trump will likely do few, if any, of these things. Congress is intentionally dragging its feet with regard to passing his agenda, anyway. Virtually nothing is happening.
Republicans in Congress and in the North Carolina General Assembly have done absolutely nothing about our out-of-control judiciary. We have not seen a single judge impeached. We have not seen substantive judicial reform. In fact, it appears that no one is even talking about it, in spite of all that has happened over the last several decades.
They are pretty worthless. They do virtually nothing of substantial worth.