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"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

01/15/2008 (8:43 am)

A Symbol of Judicial Tyranny

Late last week, NBC decided that Dennis Kucinich, polling at 3% on the national charts, could not participate in tonight’s Presidential debate in Nevada.

Dennis got peeved, and acted like a Democrat. He filed suit — in the wrong court, hoping for an activist judge who would create law out of thin air. And he got lucky.

So now, according to Judge Charles Thompson of the District Court of Clark County, NV, NBC does not get to control the content of its own broadcast. Thompson called NBC’s action a breach of contract and a violation of the clear intent of the Federal Communications Act (without any comment about why a Nevada District Court is trying to enforce an act of the national Congress.)

This is so completely typical of how Democrats have abused the court system to impose their radical agenda on the nation, that Republicans ought to broadcast it in neon lights. “How Democrats Do It.” “Judge’s Gavel Smacks Down Liberty.” “Is this how you want your country run? Radicals whipping you around by spurious lawsuits?”

NBC has decided to appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, very quickly. Captain Ed at The Captain’s Quarters thinks Kucinich’s win won’t stand; the District Court has no jurisdiction over a national broadcast.

It’s not a huge deal, but it’s a clear symbol. Democrats believe in judicial activism, which gives judges the power to invent rights that don’t exist. None of our liberties are safe under an out-of-control judiciary.

Thanks, Dennis. And have a nice debate.

Update: As expected, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled in favor of MSNBC about an hour before the debate took place, and Kucinich did not participate in the debate. The Court found that the lower court lacked jurisdiction, and had placed an unconstitutional prior restraint on the network’s 1st Amendment right to free speech. News story here.

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