This is another piece of information on The Donald’s presidential run. Make sure to keep yourself on the ball!:
After leading a coalition of 26 states that successfully sued the Obama administration to block the president’s immigrant amnesty drive that would have granted millions of illegals certain citizenship rights, Texas has once again led the fight to win a hugh court victory against presidential overreach.
This time, 13 states joined in the effort to stop President Obama’s push to open public school bathrooms and locker rooms to students of both genders. A federal judge has just blocked the so-called “guidance” from Obama bureaucrats that public school students who say they are transgender must be allowed to use facilities of their choice, boys or girls, depending on their gender identity and not biology.
And, in saying the administration went too far in its effort to establish a “pro choice” environment for students, this judge in the Northern District of Texas has taken a position that will make culture-bending progressives hopping mad.
As Reuters reports, Judge Reed O’Connor issued a nationwide injunction against the adoption of the administration’s transgender guidance, ruling that “the Obama administration did not follow proper procedures for notice and comment in issuing the guidelines.”
In its decision that’s a major setback for the Obama agenda, the court said that the administration’s actions went beyond what the executive branch — the president — has the power to do. Obama cannot simply order such sweeping changes to be imposed in public schools because, said the federal judge, those changes were significant — both legislative and substantive.
“Although Defendants have characterized the Guidelines as interpretive, post-guidance events and their actual legal effect prove that they are ‘compulsory in nature,’” he wrote.
And “compulsory in nature” meant that they should have been subject to proper procedures for notice and comment. The court-imposed nationwide block on federal enforcement of the transgender guidelines is only temporary and sets the stage for further legal battles.
The Texas-led coalition of 13 states sued to stop the new rules from going into effect, arguing that the White House was overreaching with the Obama-driven directive.
“These new mandates, putting the federal government in the unprecedented position of policing public school property and facilities … run roughshod over clear lines of authority, local policies, and unambiguous federal law,” the suit contended.
The judge agreed.
Reacting to the court ruling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said: “We are pleased that the court ruled against the Obama Administration’s latest illegal federal overreach…. This President is attempting to rewrite the laws enacted by the elected representatives of the people, and is threatening to take away federal funding from schools to force them to conform.
This new federal court ruling comes shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the transgender bathroom issue. Signaling that the high court will likely take up the debate formally, the justices a few weeks ago blocked a Virginia transgender student who identifies as male from using the boys’ bathroom at his high school.
The Wall Street Journal noted that this case in Virginia was the first “involving transgender bathroom use to reach the high court, after the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ruled in favor of Gavin Grimm, 17 years old. Lawyers for Gavin argued that federal anti-discrimination laws entitled him to use the boys’ bathroom, despite a Gloucester County School Board policy limiting facilities to those of the corresponding biological sex.”
Just keep in mind, do not believe the mainstream media’s push and don’t permit them to daunt you. Make America Great Again!