One reason President Donald Trump was so revolutionary was because he appointed many, MANY judges who acted as judges are supposed to act (his three Supreme Court misses notwithstanding).
Perhaps the most revolutionary move was Trump's transformation of the historically, notoriously leftist and anti-Constitution Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Trump's consistent fealty to constitutional jurists – and (then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell's prioritization of getting them confirmed – is paying huge dividends all across the country.
“Especially in the Ninth Circus.
“‘With Ten Appointees on the Ninth Circuit, Trump Seeks to Tame His Nemesis'
“The Court's entire judge population is twenty-nine. More than 1/3 of them – are now Trump judges.
“Trump's Reshaping of ‘Ninth Circus' Appeals Court Has Stopped a Lot of ‘Liberal Judicial Activism.'”
Unfortunately, we are now addled with anti-Constitution, exceedingly awful President Joe Biden.
And Biden seems intent on reclaiming the crown jewel of judicial idiocy.
If ever there was a poster child for judicial activism in the service of government cronies — it's Lucy Koh.
Get Big Media's glowing appreciation of Koh's radical anti-judging….
“Her rulings at times have broken legal ground….
“Koh's interest in the law, friends and colleagues say, is rooted in an idealistic sense of justice – in the law as an agent for change.”
Translation: Koh likes to ignore the Constitution and the law.
And make stuff up so as to impose her personal policy preferences – ‘break new ground' so as to be an ‘agent of change' – rather than remain within the confines of the Constitution and the law.
And Judge Koh's latest really big ruling – was omni-directionally awful.
“Her sweeping antitrust ruling kneecaps the firm and 5G competition.”
Judge Koh's ruling didn't just kneecap Qualcomm – it kneecapped any patent holder anywhere in the world doing business in the United States.
But Judge Koh's ridiculous ruling – was even more damaging than that.
She single-handedly, unilaterally rewrote large swaths of the United States' patent system.
Oh: And Koh imposed all of this judicial insanity in service of monster-crony, Big Tech IP thief Apple (Market Cap: $2.47 trillion).
Apple was stealing Qualcomm's IP — and wanted the court to ratify its massive heist. And Koh was happy to oblige — no matter how far she had to warp the law to deliver the cronyism.
“Judge Koh refused to hear from two dozen witnesses put forward by Qualcomm. And went whole hog with Communist Chinese cellular company Huawei. That also happens to be a direct competitor of Qualcomm.
“Judge Koh cited Huawei – 134 times in her 233 page order.
“Because Judge Koh didn't care about…you know, facts and dubious Communist Chinese witnesses and stuff. She cared about imposing her personal Leftist policy preference.”
How exceedingly awful was Koh's ruling?
“A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (unanimously) reversed a 2019 ruling by a federal judge who found that Qualcomm had abused its monopoly position in wireless chips and overcharged mobile phone makers for its patents….
“The District Court judge, Lucy Koh,…(issued) a 233-page decision that could have forced Qualcomm to renegotiate its licensing contracts with phone makers and license its technology to rival chip makers.
“But the appeals court panel was not persuaded.
“In a 56-page ruling, the judges concluded that Qualcomm had no duty under antitrust law to license its competitors. They also ruled that Qualcomm's policy of not supplying chips to any handset maker that had not licensed its patents did not work like an illegal surcharge on chips sold by competitors.
“‘Anti-competitive behavior is illegal under federal antitrust law,' the judges wrote. “Hyper-competitive behavior is not.”
The Ninth Circuit totally obliterated Koh's ruling — and her alleged legal thinking behind it.
And now Biden has nominated Koh for a promotion — to the Ninth Circuit.
The court that totally obliterated Koh's ruling and her alleged legal thinking behind it.
Those Court colleague lunches should be really…interesting.
You only promote Koh if you're primarily interested in destroying the judiciary, IP, the economy, and the country.