Immigration Judge Charles Honeyman was nearing retirement, but he vowed not to leave while Donald Trump was president and risk being replaced by an ideologue with an anti-immigration agenda.
He pushed back against the administration the best he could. He continued to grant asylum to victims of domestic violence even after the Justice Department said that was not a valid reason to. And he tried to ignore demands to speed through cases without giving them the consideration he believed the law required.
But as the pressure from Washington increased, Honeyman started having stomach pains and thinking, “There are a lot of cases I’m going to have to deny that I’ll feel sick over.”
This month, after 24 years on the bench, the 70-year-old judge called it quits.
For decades now every federal election has included three issues: Gun control, abortion, and judicial appointments, and especially SCOTUS appointments. The Left mouths the words, but they have never cared for Democracy. It is difficult and time-consuming to change laws thru the legislative process.
Back in the middle part of the 20th Century, the Left began a string of wins on issues like abortion, civil rights, criminal rights, and freedom of the press. Some of the biggest and earliest wins didn’t come thru the legislature (some times the legislature opposed the changes) but came from the courts. Brown v. Board of Education ended “separate but equal.” Miranda v. Arizona said that the cops have to advise you of your right to remain silent before they beat a confession out of you. Roe v. Wade established that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t abort himself.
Think of how many politicians you have to buy or persuade to get a law passed. You need a few hundred Congressmen, 51 Senators, and a POTUS. If you don’t have a POTUS you’ll need a bunch more Congressmen and Senators. If the law you want to pass would create a new constitutional right, you gotta go out and buy 2/3 of the House, 2/3 of the Senate, and 3/4 of the state legislatures.
On the other hand, all you need to create a new constitutional right via the court system is 8 judges and justices. You need 1 trial court judge, as few as 2 appellate justices (more if the case is heard en banc) and 5 SCOTUS justices. Technically, all you really need are those five SCOTUS justices. If they decide that a right exists, it exists.
On the Right, there is a group called The Federalist Society that tries to recruit conservative lawyers for the federal bench. On the Left, there is the faculty of law schools across the country. Just like our colleges and universities, law schools are packed with liberals teaching pre-socialism. Then you have groups like the ACLU and NAACP recruiting and training Leftist lawyers and promoting them as judges and justices.
For a generation, the Left has been packing the courts. But Donnie Two-Scoops and Cocaine Mitch enough of that shit, and they set out to repack the courts with conservatives who would not legislate from the bench. Judicial appointments alone have set back socialism’s plan for world domination by 20 years.
This asshat judge Honeyman isn’t even a real judge. He’s an administrative law judge – he works for Donald Trump. That brings me to the thing that ironically I find most frustrating about Trump – he doesn’t fire nearly enough people. Part of it isn’t Trump’s fault because federal workers have civil service protections AND union contracts that make it virtually impossible to fire anyone.
Anyhoo, I have an idea for BPE Trump: One judge a day. Replace one bad judge each day with one new judge.