Judge Barred After Politically Biased Comments [PLUS: California Loses Emissions Power and Gas Prices Rise]

Judge Barred After Politically Biased Comments [PLUS: California Loses Emissions Power and Gas Prices Rise]

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.

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.

-Patrick DeHaan

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.

America has more bargaining power than the assessment of most “experts.”

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