Saturday, March 8, 2008

Why Judges Should Not Be Allowed to Make Laws

Here's a story about a judge who used her personal bias to make a ruling that had absolutely nothing to do with the law.

It seems she's against the war in Iraq, so she would not allow a foster teen to enroll early in the Marines. There's no law that says he can't join, but because he's a foster kid the judge has to sign off on it.

Personally, I think this judge should be pulled off the bench immediately. If she is against the war then she can say that, and she can try and persuade the teenager not to enlist. I'm fine with that. But as soon as she denies someone their right to do something perfectly legal, just because she doesn't like it, that's crossing the line.

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