Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Home BUSINESS The United States loses a judicial giant

The United States loses a judicial giant

The United States has lost a great public servant, a consistent and principled jurist. judge Laurence Hirsch Silbermann, who died Sunday at age 86, served for nearly four decades on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, widely considered the second highest court in the nation. He served with six future Supreme Court justices, from Antoninus Scalia a Ketanji Brown Jackson. He wrote important opinions and spotted jurisdictional flaws lurking as he strove to shape his vision of judicial restraint.

That vision did not please everyone, or anyone all the time. He horrified progressives by rescuing the Second Amendment from obscurity and confounded conservatives by championing the Affordable Care Act. But disappointing those who view judicial decisions through a political lens was part of the job. In his opinion, the judges were limited to considering the arguments of the parties and the text of the statutes and the Constitution, which did not always align with anyone’s political preferences, including his own. At times, his view of judicial restraint was too much for the Supreme Court, as when he refused to look beyond the parties’ arguments to see if the statute they were arguing over was still on the books. But in other cases, the judges followed his example.

[ad_2]

RELATED ARTICLES

Trump’s ‘Death Wish’ Rhetoric

His latest tirade against Mitch McConnell sparks potential violence.

LIVE MARKET: Sensex trims losses, down 250pts; Nifty50 below 17,050

Stock Market Live Updates: Subdued risk appetite also sent broader markets into a tailspin, as the Nifty MidCap 100 and Nifty SmallCap 100 each...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

‘Jurassic World’ Director Says His Movies Shouldn’t Exist

The most recent installation in the Jurassic Park franchise, jurassic world domainIt could have been a box office success, but its director Colin Trevorrow...

Birth control allowed me to become a mom when I was ready, not a moment sooner

I started taking birth control when I was 16 as a way to help ease the pain of some really terrible menstrual cramps. ...

System outages reported at some public hospitals and health facilities in Singapore

Over the past six weeks, system outages have been reported at some public hospitals and health centers of the National Health Group and the...

Mental health crisis teams are no longer just for cities

NEWTON, Iowa — Jeff White knows what can happen when 911 dispatchers get a call about someone feeling down or agitated. He experienced it repeatedly:...