For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, I’m going to ask you to look at the article below from The Hill and think about how it relates to another pressing issue I’ve written about in the past. I think the tack these lawyers are taking against the EPA and the Obama Administration can, and should, be used “elsewhere.”
Can anyone guess what I’m referring to?
By the way, the answer has nothing to do with that black square in the article. That’s just a video which didn’t transfer.
Okay, so here’s where I’m going with this… even though The Hill article is about potential overreach by the EPA, the preemptive “logic” behind it would, and could, apply to the Trans Pacific Partnership if it were in the right legal “hands.” I’ve marked up the legal decision from the federal court in North Dakota (below) so that you can just scroll through it. It becomes particularly relevant by page number 15.
I’m constantly left to wonder why the”good guys” don’t have the legal moves that the bad guys have. The Trans Pacific Partnership has been in the works for years and yet I don’t see any early legal wranglings or challenges in the works which should have been put into play long ago. The most fundamental underpinning in America’s democracy is sovereignty, which is glaringly and deliberately omitted from the very fabric woven throughout the TPP.