Easily the worst kind of liberal is the liberal activist judge because they throw out the rule of law in favor of advancing a whacko leftist agenda. We see in the federal judges who have blocked President Trump’s temporary travel bans based on feelings and rhetoric rather than legality. While those moves were within a judge’s authority, there is a new more insipid form of activism. A judge in Washington actually helped an illegal alien escape immigration custody and a California judge is demanding that ICE stay away from all courthouses.
Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye is a California Supreme Court Justice. She recently wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary John Kelly. In it, she demands that they stop enforcing our immigration laws because they are somehow unfair.
As Chief Justice of California responsible for the safe and fair delivery of justice in our state, I am deeply concerned about reports from some of our trial courts that immigration agents appear to be stalking undocumented immigrants in our courthouses to make arrests.
Tracking down dangerous fugitives is not “stalking” and is in fact a component of delivering justice, which this judge says she is responsible for. The fact that she’s accusing ICE agents of stalking shows she is on the side of lawlessness.
Our courthouses serve as a vital forum for ensuring access to justice and protecting public safety. Courthouses should not be used as bait in the necessary enforcement of our country’s immigration laws.
If she thinks immigration enforcement is necessary, why is she writing a letter to stop it? The answer is because she doesn’t really believe enforcing our immigration laws is a necessity and here she is to explain why:
Our courts are the main point of contact for millions of the most vulnerable Californians in times of anxiety, stress, and crises in their lives. Crime victims, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, witnesses to crimes who are aiding law enforcement, limited-English speakers, unrepresented litigants, and children and families all come to our courts seeking justice and due process of law. As finders of fact, trial courts strive to mitigate fear to ensure fairness and protect legal rights. Our work is critical for ensuring public safety and the efficient administration of justice.
Just to be clear, the illegal aliens are the criminals, sexual abusers, and domestic batterers. When ICE agents target an illegal alien for arrest and deportation it is because he or she has committed a serious crime on top of the crime of being in this country illegally.
And while this judge is already pretty unhinged, the doors come completely off when she says ICE has no Constitutional right to arrest illegal aliens anywhere near a courthouse:
Each layer of government – federal, state, and local – provides a portion of the fabric of our society that preserves law and order and protects the rights and freedoms of the people. The separation of powers and checks and balances at the various levels and branches of government ensure the harmonious existence of the rule of law.
Again for the purpose of clarity, ICE is under the executive branch of government, which is responsible for enforcing the law.
Finally, this activist judge talks about how unfair it is for the executive branch to actually enforce the law:
But enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair. They not only compromise our core value of fairness but they undermine the judiciary’s ability to provide equal access to justice. I respectfully request that you refrain from this sort of enforcement in California’s courthouses.
I would think that the level of delusion and ignorance of the law displayed by this judge would be enough for impeachment and disbarment. Well, it would be almost anywhere else in the United States. In California they are prerequisites for serving on the bench.