Posted by Liberty on March 7, 2009
From Powerline Forum this morning:
“Under rules imposed in 2006, rural areas would be kept to the same standards as urban areas for what the Environmental Protection Agency calls ‘coarse particulate matter’ in the air.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council had petitioned the government to provide an exemption to farmers. They argued that evidence of harm caused by dust in rural areas hasn’t been determined.
But the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington ruled Tuesday that the EPA had already provided the evidence necessary to determine farm dust ‘likely is not safe.'”
Posted in Bureaucratic ineptitude, Environlunacy, Judicial malpractice, Liberalism | Tagged: American Farm Bureau Federation, Coarse particulate matter, Envirolunacy, Environmental Protection Agency, Killing our own productivity, National Pork Producers Council, Power Line, Regulating dust, U.S. District Court of Appeals | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on December 21, 2008
“The California attorney general has changed his position on the state’s new same-sex marriage ban and is now urging the state Supreme Court to void Proposition 8.
In a dramatic reversal, Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a legal brief saying the measure that amended the California Constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman is itself unconstitutional because it deprives a minority group of a fundamental right. Earlier, Brown had said he would defend the ballot measure against legal challenges from gay marriage supporters.”
Memo to Jerry Brown: California’s “ban” on same-sex marriage was about more than which marriages will be recognized by the State of California. It was also the common man’s pushback against judicial tyranny. A vote of the people is how these matters should be decided–it’s how more issues should be decided, in fact.
California’s voters spoke decisively [with a 52% majority] to affirm that only marriages between a man and a woman will be recognized by state government. They also made it clear that they would not accept radical policies forced upon them by activist judges. If Jerry Brown cares so much about the Constitution, perhaps he would recognize that creating law is not the function of the judicial branch of government.
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Constitutional Rights, Judicial malpractice | Tagged: Arrogance, California, Gay marriage, Judicial activism | 1 Comment »