It’s been almost a week since the trial and we still don’t have a ruling.
But at Gov. Newsom’s press conference today, the LA Times asked him about our lawsuit, asking if he’s “ruling by fiat” and if he’ll “be more measured in the future.”
Here’s how Newsom defended himself, in his own words: “We did what we thought was appropriate.” The whole problem, of course, is that the Governor has a very different idea of what’s “appropriate” than our Founding Fathers did.
As to the Judge’s ruling, it’s a little surprising we haven’t heard anything yet, but understandable given that there are several questions to be decided. If we do get our preferred outcome – a ruling in our favor that immediately and broadly restrains the Governor – there are different paths the Judge could take to get there.
Over the last few days, people from all walks of life and political persuasions have been asking me about the case. Many have said they voted for Newsom but think he’s accumulated way too much power. This affirms my belief that this can be a unifying moment where our state renews its commitment to foundational principles.
At the trial, Gov. Newsom’s attorney said these principles – separation of powers, republican government, and the rule of law – work well “in theory.” I’d say over two centuries of American history show they work pretty well in practice too.
I’ll post an update as soon we get the ruling.
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