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    Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    Accountability is a real bitch. Too bad for Obama that there are actually three branches of government.

    When Judge Martin Feldman ordered the federal government to end its moratorium on deep-sea drilling, he actually meant it. In a ruling earlier today, the federal judge in New Orleans has held the Obama administration in contempt for its “defiance” in reimposing the moratorium through other means.

    The government has not issued a permit to drill in nine months, evidence that the White House has attempted to evade Feldman’s orders. The lawsuit alleges that thousands of jobs have been lost in the “permitorium,” as some have dubbed the policy, and that the loss of American production has hiked costs and made the US more dependent than ever on imports. It also drove investment in exploration out of the US and into places like Brazil. The economic damage from the permitorium will take years to reverse, as major rigs have already departed the Gulf.

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    Re: Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Accountability is a real bitch. Too bad for Obama that there are actually three branches of government.
    It's kind of funny how the "activist judge" accusation doesn't come out in situations like these.

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    Re: Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    It's kind of funny how the "activist judge" accusation doesn't come out in situations like these.
    They're not activist judges if their rulings are grounded in the law rather than in their political views.

    Props to the fed judge, btw. Gutsy move.
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    Re: Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    It seems no law or court can stop The Kenyan Tyrant......

    How about a cease and desist on any further implementation of Unconstitutional ObamaCare while there at it.....
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    Re: Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    They're not activist judges if their rulings are grounded in the law rather than in their political views.

    Props to the fed judge, btw. Gutsy move.
    Cite the law then.

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    Re: Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    They're not activist judges if their rulings are grounded in the law rather than in their political views.

    Props to the fed judge, btw. Gutsy move.
    Honestly it just seems like that to the judge because no permits have been issued that means that the moratorium is still in affect.

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    Re: Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Cite the law then.
    Well, I imagine it would be the Fed Ct's ruling several months ago throwing out the moratorium that the Obama admin has now done an end run around.
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    Re: Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Honestly it just seems like that to the judge because no permits have been issued that means that the moratorium is still in affect.
    I guess that's why it's being referred to as a "permitorium".
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    Re: Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Well, I imagine it would be the Fed Ct's ruling several months ago throwing out the moratorium that the Obama admin has now done an end run around.
    It probably would, but I'm to learn that not only do you not know the law you claim is being enforced here but you also don't even know where to find it, yet you still are convinced his ruling is grounded in law. I'm curious about how you think you have the basis for that opinion, assuming its not grounded in political views which would make you a hypocrite.

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    Re: Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I guess that's why it's being referred to as a "permitorium".
    I guess. Unless the judge said the permits had to be back by a certain time, there really isn't anything wrong here. It is just the judge being pissed.

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