Saturday, August 13, 2011

Here Come De Conservative Judges - 2

In the first post of this series, over two years ago, in March of 2009 Dredd Blog commented on the state of the federal judiciary (the federal courts).

This blog was careful to point out that the federal judicial branch of government had become more right-wing than at any time since 1937.

At about that time Dredd Blog also wondered whether or not the New Judicial Code of Conduct would have little bearing, some bearing, or a significant bearing on the matter of ongoing judicial evolution from left to right.

In a post a couple of weeks later, Conservative Judiciary vs Obama, Dredd Blog broached the subject once again suspecting that the president would run up against the evolution in the federal court from left to right wing.

In that same time frame, Dredd Blog pointed out the importance of the quality of the federal branch of government, the judiciary, in the post Common Sense and Marbury v Madison.

Dredd Blog noted that the federal courts are the courts who determine what the U.S. Constitution says, and therefore the U.S. Constitution was "become" more right wing.

Then Dredd Blog discussed conservative judicial activism that would affect racial matters, as well as affect election matters in a very significant way.

About a year ago Dredd Blog focused on the agenda of the right wing portion of the GOP to stuff the federal courts with right wing judges.

When the constitutionality of the health care legislation President Obama signed into law, regarding health care reform, was called into question by lawsuits, Dredd Blog pointed out once again that there was reason to revisit the ongoing evolution from left to right in the federal courts.

In the post A Case of Big Oil v Climate Change, Dredd Blog saw this evolution from left to right at work in the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in terms of how right wing courts would handle climate change litigation.

That was soon focused on again by Dredd Blog when the Deepwater Horizon disaster lawsuit came to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Fifth Circuit ruled for the oil companies against the federal government's attempt to halt deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico for awhile.

Now the conservative judges on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled against the health care reform legislation President Obama signed into law, and a federal judge in Wyoming has ruled against federal oil drilling regulations on land.

The health care reform legislation case is now headed to the Supreme Court of the U.S. where its fate is not certain.

These cases are indications as to how the law will change when the full impact of the evolution from left to right plays out in the federal courts.

New Conservative Judicial Garb

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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