Monday, January 08, 2007

How liberal judges collude with liberal politicians

I know it is never surprising when liberals violate ethical responsibilities and ignore their public obligations, but this one really blew me away. Stuart Buck pointed out this really egregious case of legal collusion on the part of Michigan officials.

The voters of Michigan voted to amend the state constitution to outlaw the use of race preferences by the state government, including in university admissions. Liberal special interests sued the governor and the universities asking a Federal Judge to enjoin the enforcement of the new law. The universities, the governor and the special interests all wanted to see the law enjoined. So they signed a stipulation agreeing to the injuction. The District Court entered the injunction declaring that it was in the public interest to do so, without taking any of the evidence or requiring any of the extraordinary proof which is required to enter such an injunction.

An an extraordinarily quick fashion, the Sixth Circuit struck down the injunction.

This whole thing just stunk to high heaven. The governor has a legal obligation to defend the law of the state. She can't agree to bag the law because she doesn't like it. And the federal judge here is just a disgrace. He knew there was no way that these parties represented all sides of the debate, but he pretended that they did when he rubber-stamped the bogus stipulation.


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