Skip to comments.Who's afraid of Anna Diggs Taylor
Posted on 08/18/2006 6:53:43 AM PDT by yoe
Anyone who knows what legal analysis and argument looks like -- anyone who knows the requisites of legal reasoning -- must look at the ( handiwork) of Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in the NSA case in amazement. It is a pathetic piece of work. If it had been submitted by a student in my second year legal writing class at the University of St. Thomas Law School, it would have earned a failing grade.
On the issue of the legality of warrantless interception of enemy communication, for example, it is entirely conclusory. It does not address precedent. It assumes its conclusion, framing the issue as whether the president can break the law. It simply asserts that the NSA eavesdropping program is "obviously in violation of the Fourth Amendment" -- apparently because it is warrantless. (Wrong.) She sagely observes that the "President of the United States is himself created by that same Constitution" -- you know, the one with the Fourth Amendment that she apparently thinks requires warrants in all cases.
Judge Taylor is like the big bad wolf in the fairly tale. She huffs and she puffs. I think she's facing the brick house that can't be blown down -- she at least can't blow it down -- but the end of this unedifying fairy tale has yet to be written by a higher and presumably more competent authority.
This woman is an idiot; everything to her is "civil rights."
Who's afraid of Anna Diggs Taylor? I'm afraid of Anna Diggs Taylor and the rest of these liberal judicial meatheads who are going to get a lot of innocent Americans killed through their "no clue" rulings that are hamstringing the government in the war on terror !!!
Ouch baby, very ouch..
But they'll get their ass kicked big time on appeal.
Jimmy Carter is the gift that just keeps on giving, isn't he? Only that sorry excuse for an American would have thought to name this woman to the federal bench.
Paging FNC's Judge Napolitano...
This Terrorist Sympathizer Wears a Black Robe and is Female!
In a shocking reminder of why Democrats should never be entrusted with power at any level, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit ruled that a surveillance program utilized by the Bush Administration in the war on terror is unconstitutional.
Who in the hell is Anna Diggs Taylor? And how in the name of all that is decent and righteous can an obscure federal judge unilaterally shut down a vital intelligence tool used by the U.S. Commander-in-Chief while the nation is at war?
As it turns out, Judge Taylor worked on Jimmy Carters presidential campaign in 1976 and was sworn in as a federal judge to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in 1979.
So, Anna Diggs Taylor was elevated beyond her capabilities during the administration of one of the worse presidents in U.S. history. Why does that fact not come as a great surprise?
Twenty six years after We the People booted the bumbling Jimmy Carter out of the Oval Office, his legacy of incompetence comes back to haunt America and all of the civilized world. Like a very bad penny, Jimmy Carter keeps coming back.
Despite her mind-numbing liberalism, surely Judge Taylor reads newspapers, watches television, browses the Internet or listens to the radio. Right?
Does September 09, 2001 ring a bill, Judge? What about the plot uncovered in the United Kingdom last week in which terrorists were in the final stages of unimaginable mass murder? A plot, by the way, which was discovered and dismantled in cooperation with U.S. intelligence authorities?
If Judge Taylors ruling ultimately stands, then it is point, match and championship for the terrorists. Osama bin Laden, with an assist from the Lady in Black from Detroit, will have trumped G.W. Bush, the American people and the cherished principles upon which this great nation was founded 230 years ago.
And history will note, probably in Arabic, that Islamic fascism prevailed in the war on terror because of an abuse of judicial power by a female terrorist sympathizer in a black robe, sans only the burka.
When the core of your reasoning does NOT come from the Constitution, or any embodiment of case law, almost anything can be argued as 'legal'. Judge Taylor is working from an agenda, backwards from the premise, "Bush is WRONG."
I wouldn't want this woman interpreting the rules of the game of Monopoly, let alone acts of the Administration.
I think it's a consensus that Anna Diggs Taylor is indeed unconstitutional.
Move to impeach.
This is a challenge to the legality of a secret program (hereinafter "TSP") undisputedly inaugurated by the National Security Agency (hereinafter "NSA") at least by 2002 and continuing today, which intercepts without benefit of warrant or other judicial approval, prior or subsequent, the international telephone and internet communications of numerous persons and organizations within this country. The TSP has been acknowledged by this Administration to have been authorized by the Presidents secret order during 2002 and reauthorized at least thirty times since.I'm no lawyer, but I seem to recall a ruling by the FISA court that warrants were used (after the fact) for the intercepted calls.
Here's a link:
Ummmm....her proctologist????....cause they have to schedule a double appointment every time she needs an exam??........(just guessing)...
Is this a reference to Ahmed Shah Massoud's death in Afghanistan? Or did the article mean two days later?
Taylor isn't just judicially incompetent, she's a village idiot.
But don't forget one fact,it's NOT just Anna Diggs Taylor.The Federal Court system is loaded with people with the same mindset.This time it's Anna Diggs Taylor,next time it'll be another lib.The systems broke and it's time to fix it while we still have a chance !!!
This is what affirmative action gets you.