August 17, 2006, - 1:07 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I figured Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, a 73-year-old Jimmy Carter appointee, would have the chutzpah to overturn the NSA wiretaps and rule in favor of the ACLU and its raft of Islamist, America-hating plaintiffs. And she did not disappoint my low expectations of her.
She seems to hate America and fairness almost as much as the Plaintiffs do. She certainly hates a fair, impartial Judiciary. It’s not just that she’s a shameless liberal who always allows her politics to enter into her decisions. It’s that she’s so shameless she improperly interferes with cases that are not even hers.
One of those things is the fact that she tried to take the University of Michigan Affirmative Action challenges away from Judge Bernard Friedman, a judge that she feared would overturn the case. He was randomly drawn as the judge, and she attempted to get the case assigned away. Whoever heard of a sitting Federal Judge engaging in judge shopping? Who knows how many other cases there are like that in which she interfered?
Diggs Taylor should have been impeached and removed from the bench for that offense. But, instead, nothing happened to her.
Given her slavish interference to stop a fellow judge from overturning an affirmative action case, is it any surprise she did not hesitate to stop a vital national security program?
No, it’s no surprise. It’s just sour icing on the rancid cake. The ACLU drew the best judge possible. Unlike her, Judge Bernard Friedman–the highly ethical, conservative judge from whom she tried to transfer away the affirmative action case–doesn’t have her gutter “ethics” and didn’t try to transfer this important case about America’s safety away from her.
Pity. These are the anti-American plaintiffs whose side she took.
Just one of the many times when the phrase “Your Honor” simply doesn’t hold water. There’s little honor with Judge Diggs Taylor.
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