Do you know the difference between a liberal judge and conservative judge?
A liberal judge is allowed to express and rule on their personal and political agenda and beliefs but a conservative judge is not.
Take the case of Judge Mark Martin in Pennsylvania. On Halloween, a few years ago, Ernie Pierce, an atheist, dressed as a zombie Muhammad and was participating in a parade. Talaag Elbayomy saw Pierce and physically assaulted him, hitting him, knocking him to the ground and then kicking him. The attack was witnessed by a local police officer who arrested Elbayomy for the assault.
When the case came before Judge Martin, he acquitted Elbayomy of all charges and then lectured Pierce for being insensitive towards Islam and Muslims. It was reported later that Martin was a Muslim convert but that was later proven wrong. Supposedly, he dismissed the case due to lack of evidence even though the police officer testified to witnessing the assault.
Then there was the case of an Illinois law defining marriage as being between one man and one woman, back in 2012. The lawsuit went before Cook County Circuit Judge Sophia Hall. Although a motion was made to have her recuse herself from the case, she refused. Why?
Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality:
“The judge deciding the case is herself an open lesbian, and she’s a member of a homosexual judges group that engages in pro-gay advocacy. So, you talk about your conflict of interest. It just seems like the fix is in among the Democratic elites in Chicago for same-sex marriage.”
“Being a member of a pro-homosexuality group is not like being a member of a racial group or an ethnicity group; this is being a member of a group that advocates immorality, what has long been regarded as sinful conduct. So, Judge Hall obviously has a conflict of interest. She should do the right thing and recuse herself from this case.”
Another classic example is Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Elena Kagan as explained by Dr. Steven Hotze:
“Steven F. Hotze, M.D., President of Conservative Republicans of Texas (CRT), filed a motion in the U.S. Supreme Court this week urging the recusal of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan in the marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges.”
“Both Ginsburg and Kagan have performed homosexual marriage ceremonies. Justice Ginsburg has also made public statements indicating that she is in favor of homosexual marriage. This past Tuesday the Court heard oral arguments in the Obergefell case regarding the constitutionality of defining marriage as between one man and one woman.”
“The words and actions of Ginsburg and Kagan demonstrate that they cannot consider this case impartially, therefore the code of judicial ethics requires that they recuse themselves to prevent the appearance of bias.”
Neither justice recused themselves and to no surprise, they both ruled in favor of same-sex marriages.
On the flip side, conservative judges are not allowed to act upon their personal religious beliefs. Take the case of Judge Ruth Neely, a municipal judge in Pinedale, Wyoming. During a telephone interview, she was asked about her views on gay marriage. She responded:
“If I ever were to receive a request to perform a same-sex marriage, which has never happened, I would ensure that the couple received the services that they requested by very kindly giving them the names and phone numbers of other magistrates who could perform their wedding.”
Based upon her response to the question, liberals went wild which led to the Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics to accuse Judge Neely of violating the state’s code of conduct for judges. The commission recommended that Neely be removed from her position as a municipal judge and from her other part-time position as a circuit court magistrate in Sublette County, Wyoming.
Note that Judge Neely had never been asked to perform a same-sex marriage but only asked what she would do if asked. When the matter appeared to the Wyoming Supreme Court, they did agree that she violated the judicial code of conduct. Instead of removing her from her two positions, the state high court publicly censured her.
This is the difference between a liberal judge and conservative judge. Liberals are allowed to rule based upon their personal beliefs and conservative judges are not so allowed and if they do, they get censured or removed from the bench.