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house Bill H.R. 6730

Should Judges be Banned From Issuing National Injunctions?

Argument in favor

Courts’ use of national injunctions bypasses normal legislative channels to pursue individual judges’ political agendas. This makes it harder for the government to function, and allows individual judges to usurp other judges’ ruling.

Richard's Opinion
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09/29/2018
Courts should not be allowed to pause a law that elected officials have voted on. The populace should have every right to sue the government over a law that impedes on human rights, but the law actually has to be in effect.
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Mark's Opinion
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09/29/2018
No national injunctions from circuit courts. We have long had a serious separation of powers imbalance created by judicial over-reach. This must be dealt with in one form or another before we reach a societal point of no return. Which we as a nation divided are rapidly approaching.
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Kimberly's Opinion
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09/29/2018
Yes as far as circuit courts should not be able to rule on national issues. The Supreme Court should be the only ones able to make an injunction on an executive order.
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Argument opposed

National injunctions are a necessary court-based check against executive overreach, especially in the current political climate. As written, this may cause duplicative suits to clog up the judicial system.

Jordan's Opinion
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09/29/2018
Checks and balances are still a thing right?
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yelkin's Opinion
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09/28/2018
Tsk tsk. Do not cross the checks and balances line. Stay out of the judiciary’s space.
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Ryanwhitney's Opinion
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09/29/2018
the judicial branch needs to have effective response times to respond to over each other executive power and be a proper check and balance. These injunctions are an important tool to prevent people within the Executive Branch from acting on autocratic tendencies.
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    Courts should not be allowed to pause a law that elected officials have voted on. The populace should have every right to sue the government over a law that impedes on human rights, but the law actually has to be in effect.
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    Checks and balances are still a thing right?
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    Tsk tsk. Do not cross the checks and balances line. Stay out of the judiciary’s space.
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    the judicial branch needs to have effective response times to respond to over each other executive power and be a proper check and balance. These injunctions are an important tool to prevent people within the Executive Branch from acting on autocratic tendencies.
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    One of the great principles of our society is the separation of and independence of the judiciary. Let it stay that way.
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    No national injunctions from circuit courts. We have long had a serious separation of powers imbalance created by judicial over-reach. This must be dealt with in one form or another before we reach a societal point of no return. Which we as a nation divided are rapidly approaching.
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    Need cks and balances!
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    Yes as far as circuit courts should not be able to rule on national issues. The Supreme Court should be the only ones able to make an injunction on an executive order.
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    The entire point of the judicial system is to check the other branches of government.
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    We need to limit power to those who only represent a part of our population. This democracy needs to be fair in a sense that all laws reflect the population not just a percentage.
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    A circuit or district judge should only be allowed to affect a law within their local area and not nationwide! Activists are abusing the court system by shopping for a low level judge to halt national level laws that impact the safety and security of everyone. Only the Supreme Court should be allowed to effectively nullify a law nationwide that is considered unconstitutional.
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    I want to say yes to this because Trump has stacked the courts and we're going to start getting really bad rulings from all those judges, but federal judge absolutely must be able to do this.
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    Seems unconstitutional to me. Also this means that Supreme Court Judges would conduct judicial review on a law that strips power away from the judicial system. This bill is a farce if I ever saw one.
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    I am getting to a point that if the republican want it and are pushing it, it's bad for the country and the American people, which is sad! This has work for 170 years and it will work for another 170. It helps put a check on power.
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    No Mr. Congressman. You are trying to give more latitude and unchecked power to the president to destroy our country and our institutions more than he has done already and divide us more. Stop your stupid idea and work on protecting our democracy and defend our country from Russia and other bad actors who are screwing with our election and the fabric of our society.
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    It baffles me how much America needs a civics lesson. It doesn’t matter if the Congress makes a law. If it’s ruled unconstitutional by the court then the only way to pass the law is to make a constitutional amendment.
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    Separation. Of. Powers.
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    This bill is an infringement of the Courts authority to stop unconstitutional or unlawful acts by the federal, state or local governments. Stopping the issuance of regulations or forcing government to follow statutes is one of Courts most important functions. It is impossible to understand how this is Constitutional.
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    This is an outrageously bad idea. Let the federal courts rule on federal law at a federal level.
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    We desperately need a check to executive overreach. The only reason for a bill like this is to keep US citizens from directing their servants (public) in the way they want them to go.
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