Skip to comments.Interior secretary to issue new drilling ban (Unfreakinbelievable)
Posted on 06/22/2010 6:13:28 PM PDT by tobyhill
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This means they know they will not get a stay on the judges order. This means they will get really slapped by the judge with a new order and perhaps a ruling of contempt of court
No, this means O is setting up something else possibly somewhere else.
Ignore the man behind the curtain.
And a civil war. BO has essentially declared war against LA already—block all legitimate offers of foregin assistance & try to destroy their only source of income. He’s threatening AZ.
He’s turning the WOT into an immigration fight.
Who’s next on the hit list?
It pains me to say it, but I'm with you.
"You get the government you deserve." Somebody had that right.
The "awkward stage" may finally be winding down.
blame it on republicans for not voting for more stimulus.
“Arbitrary & caprcious” has specific legal significance. It was the judge’s way of saying the admin’s position was so legally unsupportable as to be pretty much just a means of harassing the other side. IOW, BO had no legitmate argument.
It’s a signal for the next court. The arbitary/capricious language slams all doors shut for the next court up the food chain.
In essence, the judge said BO’s admin had no legal basis for anything they did. His side of the case was so weak, there was no good faith argument that could be made.
An appeal court could certainly view a case differntly than a trial court but when the trial judge uses the arbitary & capricious standard, the appeal should be one tough row to hoe.
If he does issue a new “moratorium, the Judge should throw him into jail for Contemt of Court.
And he knows how to make a profit.
You’re right. Based upon the statute and regulations, Salazar has no leg to stand on to issue a blanket moratorium. He would have to specifically prove the way in which each rig poses an imminent threat. He doesn’t have the facts to do so.
Has he got a valid Environmental Impact Statement including the impact on the economic environment?
I make no apology for my utter hatred of Obama, piss, pigs blood, and fecal matter be upon him.
Yes, and the governor has already publicly offered to let any and all govt inspectors on to the rigs for inspection.
The power grab was much too broad. Sort of like after a plane crash the president shuts down all air travel.
And Obama's not? ...Pro-Russia, that is.
He can’t because his own inspectors have been to them and found no or only very minor violations. Besides, the judge will rightly see this as an effort to bypass the judiciary process.