But the 9th Circuit isn’t a POLITICIZED court … right?
The judge who shot down Trump’s Executive order on the funding of Sanctuary cities is not exactly a stranger to political decisions.
Here is a little about the decision, if you missed it:
In his ruling, Judge William H. Orrick sided with Santa Clara County, the city of San Francisco and other jurisdictions, who argued that a threat to take away federal funds from cities that do not cooperate with some federal immigration enforcement could be unconstitutional.
In making the ruling apply nationwide, Orrick blocked the government from enforcing a key portion of Trump’s January executive order on immigration, which ordered the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department to block cities who do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement from receiving federal funds. — CNN
Judge William Orrick III also gave us the 2015 restraining order against the group with the undercover videos that blew the whistle on Planned Parenthood selling baby parts. “I want a Lamborghini” video.
Judges are supposed to be apolitical, right?
So how ‘impartial’ is this judge? Written in the context of the restraining order:
Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.
Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least $200,000 for Obama and donated $30,800 to committees supporting him, according to Public Citizen.
Even though the National Abortion Federation filed its claim only hours before, Orrick quickly decided in their favor that the abortionists they represent would, ironically, be “likely to suffer irreparable injury, absent an ex parte temporary restraining order, in the form of harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy, and injury to reputation, and the requested relief is in the public interest.” — Federalist
(Also, his wife —Caroline “Linie” Farrow Orrick — is an Abortion activist.)
He was a bundler for Obama’s Presidential campaign. He PERSONALLY donated $30k to committees supporting him.
Are we supposed to think that this ruling that just ‘happens’ to protect Obama’s open-border legacy was informed by an objective reading of the Constitution, and was not a political ally of Obama running interference against a political rival?
Obama thought nothing of weaponizing OTHER aspects of the US government. Would it surprise us to see it in the courts as well?
It’s time for Conservatives to start looking at remedies for the activist courts.
And PLEASE start filling the empty Judge positions with men and women who still honor the Constitution and Rule Of Law.