Skip to comments.Why did Judge Smith lecture Obama? Because he simply ignored a court order the judge had approved.
Posted on 04/05/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT by Corky Boyd
Most lawyers trying a case abide by the maxim: Dont piss off the judge.
President Obama disregarded that when he lectured the Supreme Court not to overturn the health care law. Indirectly the President was challenging the entire judiciary and it struck a raw nerve with Judge Jerry Smith, of the 5th Circuit Appeals Court. Judge Smith had, less than two years earlier rejected, in a 2 to 1 decision, the Interior Department request to stay a lower court order lifting the offshore drilling moratorium (Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar) thus requiring the moratorium lifted.
In one of the most blatant examples thumbing its nose at the courts, the administration simply ignored that order. After the administrations appeal was rejected, they rescinded the original moratorium order (ostensibly complying with the court), but almost immediately after, replaced it with another essentially identical order, affecting precisely the same rigs in the first order. When the second moratorium was lifted in October, still no drilling permits were been issued.
The original judge of the 5th Circuit, Martin Feldman landed on the administration three and a half months later. He issued a contempt citation against Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar citing a determined disregard of his order. And he added to the insult....
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Merely a bump in the road to dictatorship.
Unless someone is sending armed people to arrest government officials, this is all just Kabuki theatre.
I’m I the only one getting an Obama/Biden advertisement off the blog site?
yuck. I have to go clean my bits.
Added what? You wrote it, why don't you post it?
Look, Croaky Boy, you can post your own blog stuff right here. No hits for you.
Is there a copyright, or why excerpted? I see someone reporting the link site has Obama advertising. Why would we want to go there?
And watch out for Romney. Real problems there.
Don’t piss the judges off. Any new lawyer knows that.
It also appears on my site and I wrote it. I have seen the same on Powerline too. I think the DNC or Media Matters thinks it will demoralize conservatives. Let them waste their money.
Often they assign trolls (probably Media matters) to counter the message. They don’t want the the public reaction to be 100% conservative.
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