There are many examples of how government kicks the can down the road.. …on spending, budgets, immigration ans war…..but the one part of the government that you do not expect waffling is from the judiciary….
Well we cannot depend on them to do the right thing…
A while back a lawsuit was brought forth challenging the legality of the so-called war on ISIS……
Federal Appeals Court judges are hoping to continue to dodge ruling on a lawsuit in which a soldier challenged the legality of the unauthorized war on ISIS. The judges now are asking the lawyers to tell them whether or not the lawsuit even matters anymore.
Capt. Nathan Michael Smith filed the lawsuit back in 2016, claiming the war is illegal. The judges say that now, since Smith will be leaving the military later in May, his own personal interest in the case is essentially gone. Moreover, they argue that the war seems to be wrapping up.
Of course, Smith filed this case way back in 2016, and had to appeal after the first judge refused to rule on it. The current panel took the case in October, and has effectively just sat on the case since then. Now, they too seem set to refuse to rule on the case.
There are, of course, serious legal reasons to challenge unauthorized US wars. Federal judges are so unwilling to rule on these questions, however, as to make the courts effectively useless as a check on power.
I see the cowardice of the Legislative Branch is nothing exceptional….it also extends to the Judicial Branch as well.
In other words we have a government of cowards from the Executive to the Legislative to Judiciary….
We can be so proud of what we have created over the past couple of decades…….a government of do-nothing toads.
My Tuesday postings is a wrap….I can go now and call Hannity for some sage advice. (Sorry I could not keep a straight face after that statement)
Gotta bounce…do stop by later tomorrow…..be well, be safe….chuq