Are the Decisions of Judges in Agreement With the Constitution or Do They Contradict It?
Today there are many decisions being within our justice system at all levels which are either not logical or lack common sense based on the issues before various courts and in some cases judges in particular. Our country is based on a system of laws and the Constitution and decisions being made by in many cases federal judges are not in agreement with the Constitution as it stands today. Our justice system in some cases has become politicized with respect to political philosophy of a political party.
The issues being made and there have been several are in direct violation of the authority and responsibility of the federal government. There have been individuals who have brought lawsuits which have not bases or justification. The issues being identified have no justification based either on the Constitution or federal law. Decisions now being made would never have been made if a different political party was in power in Washington. This is not how our justice system is supposed to work.
Decisions made by judges must be based on the facts in relation to federal laws and the Constitution. The atmosphere of individuals and judges in making the decisions they are making are a means to impede the authority the President and the federal government. There is no doubt that these decisions will be overturned by the Supreme Court as they are in the process of being appealed and some have already been placed on the agenda of the Supreme Court.
Another problem which is evident in our justice system is that some cases have been brought to various levels of courts and the decisions being made are not consistent with respect to the issue. While there can be a problem with interpreting the law as is the responsibility of our justice system. Decisions being made should be consistent decisions with respect to what federal laws and the Constitution really state in many cases plain language. Political philosophy has no place within our justice system.
I understand that federal judges are appointed for life terms and this is a good thing to keep them out of being pressured in there decision processed to react in a specific way in relation to the political party in power. Federal judges need to be independent of the political fray but that being said the decisions being made it appears that they have not been independent with regards to their decisions. The political philosophy of federal judges or their opinion for or against the issue in specific cases should not impact any decision they make.
Before going on I want to state emphatically that the position of a federal judge is overall well respected but it is the individuals themselves that is the problem. Each individual within our justice system and specifically judges must earn the respect of the public they serve. They must ask themselves if there were elected by the people rather than being appointed would they earn being re-elected based on their actions. This is how judges must weigh the decisions they make in individual cases.
It must also be pointed out that many federal judges are serving honorably in their individual capacity in the decisions they make. We must not perceive the operations of the justice system based on the decisions and actions of a few. There is a saying a few bad apples can spoil the barrel. A few bad judges can give the justice system a bad name. With regards to federal judges they basically work for the justice department and when bad decisions are made it is the responsibility of the justice department to appeal decisions in some respects to reverse the decision in specific cases. Another point to make is that there is some federal district court decisions which has been overturned a large percentage of the time and this raises questions as to the real purpose of those serving within that specific district.
Federal districts have distinct areas where they administer decisions and in some cases the area covered is too large and should be considered for a reduction of their administrative responsibilities. The federal government and specifically federal judges are not working for a political party but they are working for the people in rendering their decisions on cases before them. Federal laws and the Constitution need to be upheld by all federal judges irrespective of their political affiliation or political philosophy. This cannot be more clearly stated. Let us hope that our federal justice system sees some changes in the future to honor federal laws and the Constitution. In addition cases that are brought before a federal court which has not justification should be outright rejected. Our justice system has too many cases on their dockets now and refusing cases that have not justification will allow better management of those that have justification.