Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Trump lashes out at liberal supreme court justices and demands recusals


 It would be exceptional for any supreme court justice to recuse themselves from all cases involving the White House.
otomayor’s dissent was written in the style justices use after losing a divided ruling. It depicted accurately how the Trump administration has asked the supreme court to intervene in cases playing out in lower courts at a higher rate than George W Bush and Barack Obama combined.
“Claiming one emergency after another, the government has recently sought stays in an unprecedented number of cases, demanding immediate attention and consuming limited court resources in each,” Sotomayor wrote. “And with each successive application, of course, its cries of urgency ring increasingly hollow.”
Sotomayor was critical of the court allowing this to happen, and wrote that such interventions usually fall in the Trump administration’s favor.

 In November 2018, Trump’s relentless focus on the courts prompted supreme court chief justice John Roberts to intervene. After Trump said a federal judge was biased because of the president who appointed him, Roberts denied the assertion.
“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” said the conservative appointed by George W Bush in 2005. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”
Trump ignored the rebuke.


1 comment :

  1. The political landscape has been rewritten by a President unschooled in the fine points of politics. The President lambasts the court, while the justices, and members of Congress seem unwilling to really do much about it.

    There was one shot at impeachment. It failed. Now, the election seems the best shot to remove Donald Trump from office.

    Can Bernie Sanders win the nomination? Yes. Can he defeat the President? Yes.

    I think Bernie is going to usher in an age of utter chaos. The man justifies killing political opponents if it leads to literacy. You've got to ask what kind of thought process leads to him making statements like that.


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