The Biden administration is on track to eclipse the Trump administration in court losses in his first six months, according to Public Interest Law at George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley’s opinion article for The Hill.
Turley pointed out the irony of Biden’s campaign making its stand on “the rule of law” in an attempt to win of an opponent they framed as lawless.
Biden has, according to the professor, have been found to violate the Constitution on multiple occasions causing substantial court losses in a “surprisingly short period of time.”
“The image of Biden as restoring the Justice Department back into the good graces of the law and the courts is reinforced regularly in the media,” Turley said before pointing out that Biden has violated the Constitution in areas that range from immigration to the environment to pandemic relief.
The George Washington professor highlighted several cases that caused early losses for the Biden administration, including an immigration fight where a federal court stopped his 100-day moratorium on deportations
In that case, the court stated that the administration omitted “any rational explanation grounded in the facts reviewed and the factors considered” and left only “an arbitrary and capricious choice.”
Turley also pointed to a Wisconsin federal court that stopped the president’s $4 billion race-based federal relief program for farmers and said it was an attempt at engaging in systemic racial discrimination.
The court reportedly found that “the only consideration in determining whether a farmer or rancher’s loans should be completely forgiven is the person’s race or national origin.” Farmers were found to be “experiencing discrimination at the hands of their government.”
Yet another case out of Texas ended with a court finding the Biden administration guilty of systemic discrimination again when they attempted to implement COVID-19 relief for American restaurants by giving preference to women, minorities and “socially and economically disadvantaged” people.
More recently, a Louisiana federal judge stopped the Biden administration from pausing leasing of federal lands for drilling, saying that the administration acted in a way outside of its powers as outlined by the Constitution.
These, and other cases, have been hard losses for an administration bent on change but blocked by judges’ belief that they are violating the constitution with their progressive causes.
Losses like these aren’t widely known because of the blatant lack of coverage by most media outlets that have suspiciously stopped following judges ruling on administration cases since the previous administration left the White House.