This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—July 27

by Ed Whelan

1973In issuing a permanent injunction on July 25, 1973, against U.S. military operations in or over Cambodia, federal district judge Orrin G. Judd sets this day as the effective date of the injunction. The order comes in litigation brought by Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman against Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger. But this same day a Second Circuit panel stays Judd’s order, thus setting the stage for the hijinx to come (see forthcoming This Day entry for August 4) from Justice William O. Douglas.

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