North Carolina is having its sovereignty stolen by unelected and unaccountable federal judges. Recently, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against voter identification at the polls. Mind you these people are not disinterested arbiters of law.
This court is peopled with rank partisans that are trying to strip our citizenry of self-government. They want to hijack the political process in favor of one party rule. The Civitas Institute reported the machinations of Judge Jim Wynn who has been continuously rejected by North Carolinians for elected office and for good reason.
Wynn also has a close working relationship with the head of one of the organizations challenging the VIVA law – the Rev. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP. On one of Barber’s resumes, he lists organizing a “Get Out to vote Rally and Radio-Thon” that included Judge Jim Wynn and only Democrat candidates and politicians, hardly a non-partisan “get out the vote” affair. At the time Wynn was running for Supreme Court, the race he lost to Republican Newby.
Wynn has not confined his efforts to election law. He also was the dissenting vote in a March decision on North Carolina’s pro-life license plate. He again wanted to invalidate the actions of the NC legislature. The majority of the panel upheld the law.
The VIVA decision by the 4th Circuit overruled the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder upholding the law in a 485-page written opinion. In their decision, the Fourth Circuit panel did not refute Schroeder’s facts, nor did they find evidence of anyone actually being denied the ability to vote.
Judicial activism is a serious problem that has to be dealt with. Mark Levin featured Daniel Horowitz and his book, Stolen Sovereignty. We are reminded that Americans do have a constitutional path to check reprobate judges.
Congress can limit the power of these District Courts if only they had the political will to stop them.