Gavin Newsom got spanked by a judge for severely abusing his powers as the state’s executive administrator. Superior Court Judge Perry Parker in Sutter County granted the restraining order sought by a pair of local republican lawmakers. The governor also got a warning to stop “exercising any further legislative powers in violation of the California Constitution.” Nancy Pelosi’s nephew isn’t allowed to get sneaky like he has been, “unilaterally amending, altering, or changing existing statutory law or making new statutory law.”
Newsom got his hand slapped hard
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley and his associate James Gallagher declared victory in their court case Friday, issuing a statement noting, they “took Gavin Newsom to court for overstepping his powers,” and won. Not only that, “To save costs, we represented ourselves.” The sympathetic Judge granted what’s called a Temporary Restraining Order, “suspending the Governor’s latest Executive Order as a violation of the Constitution.”
The ruling is only specific to one of the liberal governor’s flurry of whimsical mandates, N-67-20. That one concerns “the conduct of elections.” Even so, the judge issued a stern warning that the governor is clearly violating the law and better stop doing it now. The order says he must stop “exercising any further legislative powers in violation of the California Constitution and applicable statute, specifically from unilaterally amending, altering, or changing existing statutory law or making new statutory law.”
Since the Covid-19 crisis started, Newsom issued a series of unilateral proclamations which totally exceeded his authority on state election laws. “including the elimination of public meetings with protected groups such as Californians with disabilities and limited English proficiency.”
A victory for justice
Conservatives are calling the ruling a “victory for the separation of powers.” Justice was served by limiting the governor’s power to “legislate by fiat without public input and without the deliberative process provided by the Legislature.” Gavin Newsom is no longer King of California.
“Today the judicial branch finally gave him the check that was needed and that the Constitution requires.” Of course, the governor is disappointed that he didn’t get his way.
An official spokesperson for Governor Newsom, Jesse Melgar, issued a formal statement noting, “We are disappointed in this initial ruling and look forward to the opportunity to brief the Court on the issues.” In other words, they’re going to shift tactics and try to get even sneakier. Critics aren’t happy with the way Newsom “broadly and repeatedly used his executive and emergency authority during the first weeks of the pandemic to virtually shut down the state and its economy.” He acts like he’s an agent of George Soros.