Written by Michael Palomba
Last week, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and her husband, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, tweeted out rejoicing about the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on DACA.
In a landmark 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court voted against the Trump administration’s executive order ending DACA. The Court said that they are not deciding on the legality of DACA, but have ruled the president’s executive order was not a valid way to end it.
I can’t even begin to explain my frustration with the Court’s latest rulings. Earlier in the week, they ruled that “sex” encompasses gender identity and sexual orientation, a major victory for the LGBT community. And now they allowed former President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional executive order to remain in place, a major victory for illegal immigrants nationwide.
I can only explain this as weakness and/or severe mistake by Justice Neil Gorsuch and especially Chief Justice John Roberts. Justice Roberts voted with the court’s liberals on both cases, completely failing to stand up for the constitutional values that he was nominated to the Court to protect. I believe that even our right-leaning Supreme Court justices are frightened by the liberal mob, and it has gotten bad enough to affect their rulings.
As can be expected, President Trump was surprised and frustrated by the decision. He tweeted following the ruling:
He also echoed my concerns of weak justices, saying that we need new justices to ensure that the Court will make constitutionally and legally sound decisions.
The November election is about more than just the presidency. The next president is extremely likely to nominate one or even two new Supreme Court justices. With four more years of President Trump, we could possibly see a 7-2 conservative majority, which would allow conservatives to shape the country for decades to come.