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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
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Friday, September 6, 2019

End Nationwide Injunctions - WSJ

When a federal court issues an order against enforcement of a government policy, the ruling traditionally applies only to the plaintiff in that case. Over the past several decades, however, some lower court federal judges have increasingly resorted to a procedural device—the “nationwide injunction”—to prevent the government from enforcing a policy against anyone in the country. Shrewd lawyers have learned to “shop” for a sympathetic judge willing to issue such an injunction. These days, virtually every significant congressional or presidential initiative is enjoined—often within hours—threatening our democratic system...

via www.wsj.com

William Barr against the ridiculous and pernicious institution of nationwide injunctions.

Sadly behind a pesky paywall.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2019/09/end-nationwide-injunctions-wsj.html

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