Lately, it seems that Americans are hearing nothing but bad news about the direction of our country.
However, there have been some great judicial victories that the biased media will not report.
Here are 6 outstanding court victories protecting your rights and freedom…
#1- Court Victory- Second Amendment Protected
U.S. District Judge David Urias blocked New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s 30-day gun ban.
Gov. Grisham’s order allowed state police to issue fines of up to $5,000 for violators.
She did it under the guise of a “public health emergency” and issued an “emergency health order” banning guns in Albuquerque and the surrounding Bernalillo County.
The ban went against a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ruled that it’s a constitutional right to carry a weapon in public for the purposes of self-defense.
#2- Court Victory: Set Back School Indoctrination
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez blocked a school district in southern California from forcing two Christian middle-school teachers to abide by a policy requiring staff not to tell parents about students’ transgender or gender-nonconforming identities.
Judge Benitez said the Escondido Union School District’s policy “violated the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment by infringing on the two teachers’ sincerely-held religious beliefs that parents of schoolchildren have a God-ordained right to know of significant gender identity-related events. The policy also appeared to violate parents’ constitutional rights to care, guide, and make health care decisions for children who may have gender dysphoria.”
#3- Court Victory: Election Integrity
Federal Court Judge Robin Rosenberg, an Obama appointee, dismissed a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential candidacy under the 14th Amendment.
The Judge ruled that the plaintiffs lacked “standing” to bring the challenge.
“Plaintiffs lack standing to challenge Defendant’s qualifications for seeking the Presidency,” Rosenberg wrote, adding that “the injuries alleged” from the insurrection on Capitol Hill more than two years ago “are not cognizable and not particular to them. An individual citizen does not have standing to challenge whether another individual is qualified to hold public office.”
# 4- Court Victory: Backpay and Reinstated for Employees Fired for Refusing the COVID-19 Shot
A New York State Supreme Court judge ordered all New York City employees who were fired for not being vaccinated to be reinstated with back pay.
Sixteen employees of the New York City Department of Sanitation who were fired for failing to comply with a vaccine mandate filed a lawsuit against the city when Mayor Eric Adams said that his administration would not rehire unvaccinated employees who had been fired.
Judge Ralph Porzio found that “being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting COVID-19.”
“The city-wide order requiring workers get the [Covid] vaccination was capricious and arbitrary and had violated the state’s separation of powers doctrine. “It is time for the City of New York to do what is right and what is just,” Judge Porzio said.
NYC fired roughly 1,700 employees, including hundreds of police officers, sanitation workers, firefighters, and teachers, for being unvaccinated.
Former Westchester County Executive Lee Zeldin said, “The ruling was 100% correct. Nobody should lose their job over the personal decision whether or not to get the COVID shot.”
During the height of the COVID outbreak, former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered city workers to have two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. He later extended the requirement to private employers.
Here is an excerpt from the judge’s statement:
“There is nothing in the record to support the rationality of keeping a vaccination mandate for public employees while vacating the mandate for private sector employees or creating a carveout for certain professions, like athletes, artists, and performers. This is clearly an arbitrary and capricious action because we are dealing with identical unvaccinated people being treated differently by the same administrative agency.”
# 5- Court Victory: Second Amendment Win in California
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that California cannot ban gun owners from having detachable magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
The judge wrote in his ruling that “…there is no American tradition of limiting ammunition capacity. Detachable magazines solved a problem with historic firearms: running out of ammunition and having to reload a gun slowly. There have been, and there will be, times where many more than 10 rounds are needed to stop attackers,” Benitez wrote. “Yet, under this statute, the State says, ‘too bad.’”
In 2017, Judge Benitez struck down California’s law banning certain types of magazines.
However, the U.S. Supreme Court has set a new standard for how to interpret the nation’s gun laws. The new standard relies more on the historical tradition of gun regulation rather than public interests, including safety.
The Supreme Court ordered the case to be heard again because of the new standards.
It’s one of 3 high-profile challenges to California gun laws that are getting new hearings in court. The other two cases challenge California laws banning assault-style weapons and limiting purchases of ammunition.
#6- Court Victory: City Must Pay $300,000 To Christians Discrimination Against
The city of Moscow, Idaho, has agreed to pay over $300,000 in a settlement with church members, Gabriel Rench, and Sean and Rachel Bohnet who were arrested in 2020 for ignoring a mask mandate during an outdoor “Psalm sing.”
Members of Christ Church participated in a protest without masks outside of City Hall during the pandemic. The protest consisted of singing psalms and standing close together, violating social distancing regulations in place at the time.
The trio sued city officials, alleging their First and Fourth Amendment rights were violated.
US District Court Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. said, “They ‘should never have been arrested in the first place.”
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