Circuit Judge Makes a ‘Fantasy Island’ Ruling
Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch of Miami-Dae makes Fantasy Island ruling that defintely falls above his paygrade. He uses the 10th Amendment in a judgment that only the Left Coast could possibly appreciate. He does not believe in cooperating with federal authorities and goes one set further. He says the United States of America is a “sanctuary country.” How about them apples?
As Written By Silvio Canto Jr. for American Thinker:
Once upon a time, people lived out their fantasies on “Fantasy Island.” Today, they wear a black robe and fantasize about being president.
We’ve discussed judicial activism often in these pages. However, I think we are now beyond “activism.” This is more like “black robes out of control,” or judges who have decided to live out their presidential fantasies from the bench.
After all, if you can’t run for president, then why not play one from your bench?
Even Mr. Roarke didn’t think of this. Tattoo would have responded: “Are you kidding, boss?”
This is from the Miami Herald:
Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch wrote that the policy violated the Tenth Amendment, which limits the reach of the federal government over states.
“Of course we must protect our country from the problems associated with unregulated immigration,” Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch wrote. “We must protect our country from a great many things; but from nothing so much as from the loss of our historic rights and liberties.”
The immediate impact of the ruling was unclear.
For one thing, the judge did not explicitly order Miami-Dade jailers to stop honoring requests by the federal government to hold people marked for deportation, or suspected of violating immigration laws. Hirsch’s ruling also could be delayed by more litigation.
The county immediately filed a notice of appeal with the Third District Court of Appeal.
“It is Miami-Dade County’s position that immigration is a federal issue which should be handled in federal court,” according to a mayor’s spokesman.
Since 2013, Miami-Dade County had stopped honoring most requests by federal authorities to hold undocumented or deportable jail inmates, even though their sentences were up or their cases closed. County officials expressed concern because the ……
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