Yesterday a federal judge in San Francisco issued a nationwide injunction against enforcement of President Trump’s executive order depriving jurisdictions that refuse to obey federal law from receiving federal grants. The judge is a guy named William Orrick III and he makes a great case for why the Congress should take up judicial impeachment as a lifestyle choice.
If you followed the saga of the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood you will recognize Orrick’s name. He is the federal judge who basically overruled the US Supreme Court’s Pentagon Papers decision and issued a restraining order forbidding CMP from releasing videos because it might hurt the business interests of the abortion industry. This is from my post on the subject:
Orrick is less a judge than he is a political hack. He didn’t get appointed to the bench because of his legal accomplishments, he purchased a sinecure from the Obama administration by bundling and donating at least $230,000 to Obama.
Not only is Orrick essentially a tenured retainer of the Obama administration, his wife is a vocal advocate of infanticide, so there is no surprise when Orrick acts on his own beliefs, the beliefs of his patron, and the beliefs of his bedmate in order to try to protect what seems like a RICO conspiracy.
The decision that Orrick rendered yesterday was no more bizarre and counterfactual in its reasoning that the way he proceeded in the CMP case. He is a partisan Democrat hack whose only purpose on the bench is to serve the interests of the Democrat party and its constituency.