Every major city in America is now run by the hard Left, driven by extreme ideology rather than pragmatic policy outcomes. The result of sanctuary policies, the war on cops, the movement to abolish prisons, and rampant socialism is increasing crime, drugs, criminal alien gangs, homelessness, and poverty. But what happens when they have to face the music of a collapsing tax base? Real simple, according to the federal courts: Just blame the banks and make them pay.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused to stay lower court orders essentially holding Wells Fargo and Bank of America responsible for the socio-economic problems of Miami. In what was once considered an outlandishly frivolous but dangerous lawsuit, the Supreme Court has now fully embraced this radical judicial power grab that began several years ago.
In 2017, the high court ruled (Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami) that a failing city can essentially blame all of its financial, economic, and security woes on banks for discriminating against Hispanic and black borrowers with mortgages … by offering them loans they can’t afford! They were accused of predatory lending in order to generate foreclosures. The 5-3 decision demonstrated how the courts will grant standing based on the most absurd claims of injury and twist statutes beyond recognition (as well as the Constitution) in order to enact their social justice agenda. Thomas dissented and was joined by Alito and even Kennedy. But John Roberts joined the left-wing bloc of justices.