Recently various federal judges have issued orders stopping some presidential orders.
This post is not intended as a discussion over whether we agree or disagree with the orders.
Unfortunately we have reached the point where a single federal judge can stop the president of the United States.
These judges are not elected. They cannot be fired. They do not answer to the citizens.
However they have the power to stop action initiated either by congress or the executive. They have the power to order action that they feel should occur.
I don’t know what the right answer here is.
Maybe for the time being congress should set up a requirement that in cases where local judges issue orders like these the cases are heard for appeal more quickly.
Otherwise presidents and congresses from all portions of the political spectrum are subject to being paralyzed by a single judge.
We deserve better