Adventures in Biased Judges, Biased Reporting

I’m so used to BS judgements out of insane courts — at every level — that I can’t make myself go read the filings in this case. Let’s just look at this report.

Judge invalidates Trump rollback of law protecting birds
A U.S. judge in New York has invalidated rule changes put in place by the Trump administration that scaled back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result.

I’ll note that the AP simply accepts the claims that “billions” will die, without bothering to attribute the claim to anyone but the “reporter.” So the casual acceptance of the rest is no surprise.

U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni’s ruling Tuesday criticized the administration’s argument that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act only applied to the intentional killing of birds and not “incidental” killing from industrial activities. (emphasis added)

An objective judge — or reporter — could note that the Obama administration granted specific bird-kill exemptions to solar and wind power farms, so all the Trump admin did was offer equal protection under the law to all industries (will the eco-Nazis now sue the “renewable” power companies for mass killings of birds; especially bald and golden eagles?).

If the courts were sane/unbiased, one could also wonder what the fuck happened to mens rea, the principal that a person had to have criminal intent to be convicted of violating a law. Well, that one went out the window decades ago.

“It is not only a sin to kill a mockingbird, it is also a crime,” Caproni wrote in her ruling

Judge Caproni is an Obama appointee ruling against Orange-Man-Bad. So declaring in court that unintentional acts are sins is peachy. Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that the reporter — and the entire Dimwitocrat world — would be freaking out if a Trump judge threw out a Dim policy as “sin”?

Gaian concept of sin good. Christian concepts bad.

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