In a campaign event last Monday in Dallas, Texas, Newt Gingrich focused on judicial activism in the 5th Circuit . At the event, Gingrich met with judicial reform advocate, Mickey Margetis, and discussed two 5th Circuit activist judges--W. Royal Furgeson and Stacey G.C. Jernigan. As mentioned in the FEC's April 9th letter to members of Congress, these judges have been acting ultra viris, issuing orders unlawfully limiting U.S. citizens’ civil rights and unlawfully seizing and redistributing property.
Despite these troubling events, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has thus far failed to curb the activism occurring in their circuit.