Friday, February 10, 2017

A Separate Judiciary

The United States is blessed with a separate judiciary which can control the rash and sometimes unfathomable actions, when compared to the Constitution, of the other branches of the government. 

According to Washington Post reporting, Federal appeals court maintains suspension of Trump’s immigration order. Depending upon your personal point of view, that is a victory or a defeat. But whether victory or defeat, that is not the real and most important issue.

Here's the important part, every decision made by the Congress or the President is subject to review for Constitutionality if questions arise. 

Just because the President signs an Executive Order or Congress passes legislation is not the end of the story. There is the provision for review and reversal or placing a policy on hold until a more complete and informed decision can be made.

That is the beauty and resilience of our government. One party or one man cannot implement ill-advised or even illegal laws.

Congrats 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals--you have provided renewed confidence in the value of a separate judiciary.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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