Petition: Congress must impeach Judges that legislate from the bench.
Congress must impeach Judges that legislate from the bench.
We demand the impeachment of Justice U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson and Theodore Chuang.
A recent decision by U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson
Knowing and willingly failed to follow his duties of executing the laws of our constitution and of Congress.
His duty to remain within the four corners of a document, in this case, the Constitutional Presidential Executive Order known as the The immigration slowdown for extreme vetting, from 6 selected countries. These countries are known to have poor or no immigration vetting whatsoever. The president is lawfully within his right to sign such an order and to enforce it, as it pertains to the protection of our country and its people. Further more, to secure this ability of power, Congress has legislated in favor of such presidential action.
8 U.S. Code S 1182
(f ) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President.
When ever the president finds that the entry of any aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
Article III federal judges are appointed to life terms while serving "during good Behaviour," as stated in Section 1 of Article III of the United States Constitution. Though it does not expressly state in the Constitution that judges may be impeached and removed from office, they fall under the label of "Civil Officers" in Article II, Section 4. That says:
“The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
The United States Senate has removed judges from office for substantial questionable conduct, even if no crime was committed
Article II of the Constitution gives the United States House of Representatives sole power of impeachment, and assigns the power to try impeachments to the United States Senate.
Fifteen federal judges have been impeached. Of those fifteen: eight were convicted by the Senate, four were acquitted by the Senate, and three resigned before an outcome at trial.
It's time congress started taking their power of impeachment seriously. Send a message to all Justices that would make political decisions rather than lawful ones.