Thursday, October 14, 2010

Judge Orders Military...Don't Enforce!

Tuesday, a federal judge ordered the military to stop enforcing the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.

The first thing I have to say about this interesting news tidbit is, really? A federal judge ORDERING the military to do something? It seems to me that a federal judge (judiciary branch of our government) has absolutely NO jurisdiction over the military (answerable to the executive branch of the government).

So this law that President Clinton instituted in 1993 and a federal judge is just now trying to strike down the policy? Almost 20 years later?

Personally, I kind of agree with the judge that it is probably unconstitutional, but I just don't understand where the judge gets off ordering the military to do anything. I guess a certain commander in chief doesn't have the balls to do it themselves? Who knows.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:16 PM

    It's called judicial arrogance & it's nearly impossible to remove a federal judge though it has been done from time to time.
    Good book out that everyone needs to read.