Phillips’ ruling a case of bad judgment

Question of the Day

What has been the biggest debacle on Obama's watch?

View results

Regardless of how one feels about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” it comes as a huge relief to see Judge Virginia A. Phillips overruled, if only temporarily. This only serves to highlight just how outrageous Judge Phillips has become in her offensive meddling.

What was the urgent hurry for her to impose her order? Why in the world was she in such a rush to impose her views in a society where opposition opinions are substantial and worthy of consideration by people of goodwill?

The larger question - how can one federal judge from an inferior court circumvent the will of Congress and the U.S. military all by herself? What’s next? Might some judicial activist try to dictate military strategy or tactics?

Our leaders need to look into this interference quickly before some unqualified jurist does real harm to national defense.

JOHN W. LILLPOP

San Jose, Calif.

© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks
You Might Also Like
  • Maureen McDonnell looks on as her husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, made a statement on Tuesday after the couple was indicted on corruption charges. (associated press)

    PRUDEN: Where have the big-time grifters gone?

  • This photo taken Jan. 9, 2014,  shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gesturing as he answers a question during a news conference  at the Statehouse in Trenton.  Christie will propose extending the public school calendar and lengthening the school day in a speech he hopes will help him rebound from an apparent political payback scheme orchestrated by key aides. The early front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will make a case Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, that children who spend more time in school graduate better prepared academically, according to excerpts of his State of the State address obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    BRUCE: Bombastic arrogance or humble determination? Chris Christie’s choice

  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    PRUDEN: The question to haunt the West

  • Get Breaking Alerts