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Urge your Senators to Oppose Confirmation of Michelle Friedland. Click here to take action.
April 09, 2014 - Wednesday

In federal courts across America, unelected judges with lifetime appointments have been using the bench to overturn state marriage laws and constitutional amendments put in place by the popular will of the people.

These judges need to be stopped!

In some states, frustrated legislators have even sent resolutions to Congress calling on it to impeach these activist judges for allowing their personal bias to supersede state Constitutions and the Tenth Amendment's guarantee of state sovereignty.  

Unfortunately, impeaching a federal judge is a lengthy process that requires the cooperation of both the House and the Senate and is generally reserved for "high crimes and misdemeanors," the types of which have not traditionally included the abuse of power to advance a political agenda.

But the biggest problem with impeachment is that it can only come after the damage is done. We need to stop bad judges from ever getting confirmed in the first place.

Tomorrow the Senate will vote to confirm Michelle Friedland to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Shockingly, Friedland has claimed there is "no independent truth about the content of rights in state constitutions" and that the "constitution only creates rights to the extent a judiciary...says it does."

Friedland used this faulty logic to argue against California's citizens' right to enact Proposition 8, the voter initiative to protect natural marriage in their state Constitution, claiming it interfered with the judicially created right to same sex marriage.

Urge your Senators to oppose confirmation of Michelle Friedland to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Given her disrespect of written constitutional rights and the legislative process, there is little doubt Friedland would use her judicial powers to advance her own personal agenda.