Skip to comments.Is Trump right about judges' leanings? Maybe, review shows
Posted on 05/02/2018 6:38:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
President Donald Trump has called courts unfair and political and repeatedly assailed the 9th Circuit, the U.S. court system's westernmost division, where some of his key immigration policies have stalled.
But is there any evidence politics plays a role in judicial opinions? An Associated Press review suggests it might.
The AP looked at opinions by nearly 40 federal district court and appellate judges about Trump's ban on travelers from mostly Muslim countries. It found only one judge nominated by a Democratic president has supported Trump's authority to keep out all travelers or deport those who arrived just as the first ban took effect.
For the most part, the judicial split along party lines has continued as the ban's various versions have made their way through federal courts.
The AP completed an extensive review of that journey, examining 26 decisions by 38 judges. The two key findings:
* A majority of the judges - 24 - were nominated by Democratic presidents. Only one of those judges supported Trump's power to block all travelers.
* In contrast, 10 of the 14 Republican judges in the group sided with the administration and moved to uphold restrictions on foreign travelers.
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
I’ll take this one as a “win”.
The BS starts right with the assertion that it is a Muslim ban. The vast majority of the worlds Muslims live in countries that are not banned.
Liberal sophistry and misrepresentations never end.
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