A Justice Barrett would keep Biden's worst ideas in check

By Nolan Rappaport

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the Senate intends to begin confirmation proceedings as soon as possible.

The Democrats are objecting. Apparently, they expect Joe Biden to win the upcoming election, and they want him to be able to fill the vacancy with a liberal judge.

I want the conservative judge Trump nominated to fill it because a conservative court would be more likely to shut down the illegitimate, extremely lax immigration enforcement program that Biden intends to establish if he is elected.

If Barrett is confirmed, the court will have a solid majority of 6 conservative justices.

Congress is supposed to write the laws, not the president

The framers of the Constitution included separation of powers provisions in the Constitution to prevent presidents from creating their own laws instead of administering the laws passed by congress.

Article 1 of the Constitution established the Legislative Branch (Congress) to create the laws. Article 2 established the Executive Branch (the president) to approve and carry out the laws created by the Legislative Branch. And Article 3 established the Judicial Branch (the courts) to interpret the laws passed by the Legislative Branch.

This system of checks and balances provides each branch of government with individual powers to check the other branches and prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful.

Biden’s enforcement program

Read more at https://thehill.com/opinion/immigrat...ideas-in-check

Published originally on The Hill.

Nolan Rappaport was detailed to the House Judiciary Committee as an executive branch immigration law expert for three years. He subsequently served as an immigration counsel for the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims for four years. Prior to working on the Judiciary Committee, he wrote decisions for the Board of Immigration Appeals for 20 years. Follow him on Twitter @NolanR1 or at https://nolanrappaport.blogspot.com.
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