As if you didn’t have enough reason to love women! Judge Katherine B. Forrest banned the portion of the National Defense Authorization Act that says that the president and the senate can use their powers to indefinitely incarcerate people who are believed to be terrorists (or people tied to terrorist acts). Obama personally nominated Judge Forrest for the seat of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in October of 2011, but there are no “I scratch your back, you scratch mine” special interests here! Judge Forrest banned the bill because (GASP!) it was unconstitutional!
Really though, this is what the constitution was made for. I am glad that she upheld our rights in a government that seems hell bent on taking more and more “civil liberties” with its people. Any judge should have seen right through that bill as a violation of our constitutional rights, but the fact that she is a woman in a position of power who knows that being a Judge for the district court means you are a servant for the PEOPLE, and as such you have to work in the best interest of the people. The fact that she is a woman, makes it that much sweeter to me.