Judge Reprimanded After Pro-Hillary Comments
The Hatch Act limits the amount of partisan political activities a federal employee may engage in. It’s especially important that federal judges comply with this law for the integrity of our judicial system. However, an immigration judge recently violated this act.
The US Office of Special Counsel recently handed down a 20-month debarment and a $1,000 fine to immigration Judge Carmene DePaolo for violating the Hatch Act in 2016.
Former #Immigration judge Carmene “Zsa Zsa” DePaolo was disciplined after she was found to have violated the #HatchAct while on the bench when she promoted then-Presidential candidate #HillaryClinton’s #ImmigrationReform plan during a 2016 hearing. https://t.co/95Ld5RIk2V
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 17, 2019
DePaolo exposed her obvious bias when ruling over a case where an individual was set for deportation and couldn’t return for 10 years. DePaolo said that this punishment was too harsh. In addition, she said that Hillary Clinton would supposedly come to the rescue by overturning the law DePaolo fought against if the Senate becomes controlled by Democrats.
Carmene DePaolo gave in to cowardice and retired before her debarment went into effect.
California Loses Power Over Auto Emissions Standards
In better news, California is losing its authority to set its own auto emissions standards. The Trump administration fought with the state over their sub-par standards for too long. Thankfully, the Liberal state will be unable to enact more of its ineffective policies that end up creating more harm than good.
California has been the leader in deciding pollution standards for nearly 50 years. There are 13 other states that have adopted the same rules. However, the effectiveness of these rules is up for debate.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he won’t allow California to go down without a fight.
It’s a move that could have devastating consequences for our kids’ health and the air we breathe if California were to roll over. But we will not — we will fight this latest attempt and defend our clean car standards. California, global markets, and Mother Nature will prevail.
-Gov. Gavin Newsom
The withdrawal of California’s waiver is expected to be the first step for Trump administration’s rollback of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Trump continues to clean up the “legacy” that Obama left behind.
Gas Prices on the Rise
Immediately after the drone attacks on Saudia Arabian oil facilities last month, gas prices rose about three cents. Experts worried that prices would skyrocket, but their doomsday prediction hasn’t panned out yet.
Patrick DeHaan, the lead petroleum analyst at the popular website GasBuddy had this to say on the matter on September 17th.
At 6 p.m. tonight, we will start to see tanker trucks fill up and adjust their prices. The first gas stations will be filling up with pricier gasoline later this evening. We could conceivably see price hikes later tonight but that would be the earliest. We expect the first impact to hit the pump tomorrow.
President Trump disagrees with many analysts. He sent a tweeted reassuring Americans that we no longer heavily depend on the Middle East for oil and gas.
Because we have done so well with Energy over the last few years (thank you, Mr. President!), we are a net Energy Exporter, & now the Number One Energy Producer in the World. We don’t need Middle Eastern Oil & Gas, & in fact have very few tankers there, but will help our Allies!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019
America has more bargaining power than the assessment of most “experts.”
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