Only in America do you get Judges who block laws against Illegal Activities … Federal judge James Munley blocks PA town crackdown on illegal immigrants
ELECTIONS MATTER … VOTE
If you do not think elections do not matter …For all those that think midterm elections don’t matter and those that think staying home some how teaches those Republicans a lesson. Take one good guess who appointed and got confirmed Judge Munley? If your answer was William Clinton, you would be correct.
James M. Munley (Scranton) (nominated by William J. Clinton in 1998);
(Why? If people are not considered illegal why would substances or weapons be?)
Take a good look at what this Federal judge did in blocking the city of Hazleton from enforcing a pair of ordinances targeting illegal immigrants. Key word here would be “illegal”.
U.S. District Judge James Munley ruled that landlords, tenants and businesses that cater to Hispanics faced “irreparable harm” from the laws and issued a temporary restraining order blocking their enforcement. (Yahoo News)
Are you kidding me? I guess drug dealers and Pimps would face “irreparable harm” as well will laws against the selling of illegal drugs and prostitution as well. Why don’t you allow those businesses to go ahead as well?
So now we have “judicial activism” determining what illegal activity is ok and which is not. Why do we have laws at all? Which laws are ok to break and which one require jail time? Under this same twisted logic, then a liquor store that makes a living selling alcohol to minors would be allowed to continue this practice as if they were told to not sell to minors then their business would face “”irreparable harm”.
The underlying premise is that the individuals that are being protected are illegal. Try over-staying your visa in another country and see what happens to you. They certainly would not be discussing amnesty for you.
For: Hispanic groups and the ACLU sued Hazleton on Monday, contending that the laws trample on the federal government’s exclusive power to regulate immigration.
Against: Mayor Lou Barletta, who spearheaded the crackdown, has argued that illegal immigrants have brought an increase in drugs, crime and gangs to the city. The city’s lawyers on Tuesday cited a 10 percent increase in crime between 2004 and 2005 as a reason why the ordinances should be enforced.
Talk about legislating from the bench.
Munley, however, wrote that the city “offers only vague generalizations about the crime allegedly caused by illegal immigrants, but has nothing concrete to back up these claims.” The city also failed to provide statistics on the number of illegal immigrants living in Hazleton, he wrote.
WHAT PART ABOUT “ILLEGAL” DON’T YOU QUITE GET JUDGE MUNLEY?