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May 21, 2019

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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"The rule of law," "the appearance of impropriety," "an impartial judiciary." These and other phrases have become meaningless pablum to be tossed around to conceal the inarguable fact that we are no longer a nation of laws, but have descended into a third-world miasma of connections and favors and partisanship that is no longer hidden from the people because they will do nothing about it.

In another America, this judge would have recused himself immediately or faced impeachment. Now? He prances about, feeling oh-so-smug about his decision, and will surely become the toast of that incestuous bog called Washington DC.


Judge Who Ruled on Trump's Finances is an Obama Donor.

Amit Mehta, a U.S. federal judge, thrust himself into the public spotlight with an opinion earlier this month calling for President Trump’s accounting firm to turn over the president’s financial records.

Coincidentally, Mehta also appears to be an Obama-Biden donor—a detail conveniently missed by most of the establishment media, if not all the fluff pieces covering his history as a lawmaker.

Trump plays for keeps, but he is hamstrung by a mainstream Republican party that, when it isn't openly hostile towards him, continues to play the game by the rules written in some dusty tome describing a nonexistent time. The Democrats of course play to win, and are willing to do anything to get what they want, and the law be damned!

How this will play out is anyone's guess. I assume that it will go to the Supreme Court, where the moribund carcass of American jurisprudence lays in state. Will it be revived by President Trump's picks...both current and future, or will the inexorable shift to the left continue?


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