The Pekes and the Pollicles, everyone knows
Are proud and implacable passionate foes
Judge T. S. Eliis III’s grandfather was probably named after the author of that verse, T. S. Elliot. Pekes and Pollicles, as everyone knows, are Republicans and Democrats. As a judge, Ellis is neither.
But like all judges, he’s familiar with Article VI of the Constitution, which states, “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby. . .”
Judge Ellis also knows that the Constitution trumps the law, and that Section 1 of Article II vests the sole and exclusive power of the Executive in the Office of the President.
He’s ordered Mueller to produce, within two weeks, the “scope memo” which is the source of Mueller’s authority. Unless I misread my man, Judge Ellis will then order Mueller to cease and desist his investigation, since the scope of authority purportedly granted him is unconstitutionally broad.
Judge Ellis’ order will remain in effect until overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. This Court has a higher percentage of Democrat-appointed Judges than the “nutty 9th”, so Mueller will have a fair audience. Then, of course, it goes to the Supremes, where Mr. Mueller can expect to be schooled in the law.
Trump doesn’t need to fire these Grand Inquisitors. Let Judge Ellis deal with them.