Another Anti-American Judge Rules Against Trump
In an interview with the Washington Examiner on Wednesday, President Trump said that he might break up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has been exceedingly hostile to his executive agenda since January.
“Everybody immediately runs to the 9th Circuit,” Trump told the paper. “And we have a big country. We have lots of other locations. But they immediately run to the 9th Circuit, because they know it’s semi-automatic.”
Trump’s latest judiciary defeat didn’t come expressly from the 9th Circuit, but that’s where the case is headed should the Justice Department appeal the ruling.
In a decision rendered Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick blocked the implementation of an executive order President Trump signed on January 25th, guiding the Department of Justice to withhold federal monies from cities and counties that are not in compliance with national immigration law. Although the executive order explicitly states that federal agencies should only withhold funds to the extent that it is legal under congressional law, the judge decided that Trump’s order, if carried out, would be in violation of the Constitution.
In prior rulings, the 9th Circuit put the kibosh on two different versions of Trump’s immigration ban targeting several Middle Eastern countries, claiming that because these countries were predominantly Muslim, the orders were in violation of the First Amendment.
In the interview, Trump accused Democrats of purposely bringing lawsuits against his administration in jurisdictions where they are more likely to get a favorable ruling.
“You see judge shopping, or what’s gone on with these people, they immediately run to the 9th Circuit,” Trump said. “It’s got close to an 80 percent reversal period, and what’s going on in the 9th Circuit is a shame.”
Beyond the obvious biases of the 9th Circuit, the objectivity of Judge Orrick himself is up for debate. Orrick was an active supporter of President Obama, having personally donated more than $30,000 to his election campaign and having bundled more than $200,000 in total. For his tireless dedication, he was appointed to his current federal judgeship. When you consider the extent to which Obama made amnesty towards illegal immigrants a focus of his agenda, one can easily make the argument that Orrick should have recused himself from this case.
After eight years of defending Obama’s right to make law from the Oval Office, liberals have suddenly decided that it’s important to limit the power of the president. Funny how that happens. What’s not so funny is their commitment towards protecting immigrants at any costs – costs paid by American citizens who will be victimized by individuals who have no business in this country.