Trump and the 9th Circuit


The federal Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is seen by many as a liberal court which has its decisions reversed quite often by the Supreme Court. Over the past few days, President Trump has taken a bit of flak (including some from the Chief Justice) about his comments concerning the 9th Circuit.

The President’s comments have a certain resonance for me. You see, his skepticism about the 9th Circuit is shared by many lawyers and some judges. This exchange between Brett Kimberlin and Judge Johnson occurred during first day of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial in 2014.

(Kimberlin failed to cite any case that would support the point he was trying to make to the judge.)

If a state court judge can express such skepticism of the 9th Circuit, why can’t the President?

4 thoughts on “Trump and the 9th Circuit

  1. The 9th Cir and the lower district courts are packed with leftys. But the President is wrong to go at it and antagonize Justice Roberts. He is ultimately a swing vote as he was when he decided Obamacare was a tax — after the Government said it was not. The President is his worst enemy.

    • What Donald Trump said is true, and, what John Roberts said is not. Surely, those two facts ought to matter in the grand scheme of things.

  2. I don’t know the price or the reason but Roberts sold his soul on the Obamacare ruling several years back.

    I predict he will shift to the left and judicial activism once RBG retires thus leaving constitutionalists stuck in a 5-4 split yet again.

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