August 2, 2012 Ninth Circuit Court Blocks Arizona's *** Abortion Ban by Jodi Jacobson "*** On Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked enforcement of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban, signed into law earlier this year by Governor Jan Brewer. On Monday night, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union filed an emergency appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court seeking an injunction blocking the law from going into effect tomorrow, after a district court judge refused to do so. ***" ====================================================== Personal opinions regarding abortions cast aside, we are approaching a point where those who look upon good government as something akin to godliness have reached a point where they consider that courts too often legislate rather than interpret laws and so such persons are coming to oppose the status quo of governance by court decisions. Persons familiar with government who are capable of distinguishing good government from bad are aware that the legislatures of the several states are the agencies that enact most of the laws directly affecting substantial rights of our people and that such legislatures are light years closer to understanding the needs and the desires of the majority of our people and are thus better positioned to protect majority rights than are our courts, our minorities, and the owners of our news media. What I have said may not sound, or be, important now but as the economy worsens the establishment must consider it to be so.