Trump Nominates This Libertarian Judge To The Federal Court
Article from The Liberty Conservative by Eduardo Rivero.
President Donald Trump has nominatedTexas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Willett is known as a champion of restraining bureaucracy and interpreting regulations in a limited way. In 2015, he was described by Reason‘s Damon Root as producing “the most libertarian legal opinion ever written” during a case regarding whether eyebrow threaders ought to be required to hold licenses in order to remove eyebrow hairs with cotton threads.
“This case concerns the timeless struggle between personal freedom and government power. Do Texans live under a presumption of liberty or a presumption of restraint? The Texas Constitution confers power—but even more critically, it constrains power,” Willett wrote in his concurring opinion. “What are the outer-boundary limits on government actions that trample Texans’ constitutional right to earn an honest living for themselves and their families?”
“This case is fundamentally about the American Dream and the unalienable human right to pursue happiness without curtsying to government on bended knee,” Willett continued. “It is about whether government can connive with rent-seeking factions to ration liberty unrestrained, and whether judges must submissively uphold even the most risible encroachments.”
Read the entire article at The Liberty Conservative.
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