Liberal Court Strikes down Another Voter Approved Immigration Law

If you want proof that America is no longer a republic as it was initially created, all you have to do is look at the liberal federal courts.

In a republic, the people rule by majority vote. In a democracy, the politicians rule over the will of the people. America has obviously moved from being a republic to a democracy or even a socialist democracy and the people no longer have a say in what will be law and won’t be law.

Perhaps the best example of this is the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, located in California. This is the most liberal federal court in the entire United States. A panel of liberal judges regularly takes it upon themselves to rule by agenda rather than law and overturn the will of the majority of voters.

Case in point is Proposition 100, which was passed by Arizona voters in 2006. One of the provisions of Prop 100 was that bond would be denied to illegal aliens who were charged with a serious crime. They defined serious crimes as a Class 4 felony or above, based on Class 6 being the least type of felony and Class 1 the most serious type of felony. The law was made because Arizona is on the border with Mexico and too many illegals were fleeing prosecution while out on bond or bail.

The ACLU, sometimes referred to as the Anti-Constitution Lawyers Union, filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Prop 100, specifically the provision of no bond for illegals charged with a serious crime. A US District Court in Phoenix upheld the law and so did the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Then the ACLU asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case ‘en banc’ meaning before a larger panel of judges. This time the larger panel ruled against Prop 100 and the will of Arizona voters.

Cecillia Wang, Director of the ACLU’s Immigration Rights Project argued the case before the 9th Circuit Court. After the latest ruling, she commented:

“Today’s ruling vindicates one of our basic American freedoms—the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee that every person accused of a crime is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.”

“The court has restored to Arizona the fundamental constitutional principle that each person is entitled to an individual hearing in court before they are locked up while awaiting trial.”

Maricopa County Deputy Chief Sheriff Jack MacIntyre says he plans to appeal the court’s ruling. He commented:

“This is the 9th Circuit substituting itself for the District Court, for the Arizona state legislature, for the Arizona Court of Appeals and four out of five voters who voted for Prop 100.”

Bill Montgomery, Maricopa County Attorney also commented about the 9th Circuit Court’s ruling referring to it as:

“An obvious disconnect between the Court’s focus on a policy disagreement and the rhetoric of eight years ago with what is actually going on today.”

“In these circumstances, since conditions of release include the admonition to be law abiding, we have the immediate reality of matters where a person accused of a crime is simultaneously in violation of federal law due to federal inaction, incompetence, and indifference. Rather than protect public safety and victims of crime, the 9th Circuit has chosen to create a victim class of criminals.”

Obviously, the ACLU and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals care nothing about the history of so many illegals committing heinous crimes and then jumping bond by crossing back into Mexico to avoid prosecution. They care more about protecting Obama’s newest voting group of people than they do about protecting the American people.

This is just one of a growing number of instances where a panel of several liberal judges rule against the will of the majority of voters. This is further proof that America has become a socialist democracy and that we are no longer a republic as our Founding Fathers established us to be.