It’s time to quell any lack of faith there may be in President Trump’s efforts to judicially shut the liberals up. Recently, the man dropped a few lines about his mission to crumble a well-known leftist safehouse—the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Washington Examiner inquired if the president ever thought about doing some revision work to the Ninth Circuit—the court famous for thwarting two of Trump’s executive decisions. To their question, he said, “Absolutely, I have. There are many people [who] want to break up the Ninth Circuit. It’s outrageous. Everybody immediately runs to the Ninth Circuit. And we have a big country. We have lots of other locations. But they immediately run to the Ninth Circuit. Because they know that’s like, semi-automatic. You see judge shopping, or what’s gone on with these people; they immediately run to the Ninth Circuit. It’s got close to an 80-percent reversal period, and what’s going on in the Ninth Circuit is a shame.”
On March 25th, US District Judge William Orrick put a short-term ban on President Trump’s January, Justice Department effort to apply immigration-related parameters on “sanctuary city” grants not necessarily relevant to authority action.
Back in February, the Ninth Circuit shut down Trump’s immigration, executive order by deeming it unconstitutional. The president didn’t back down rather drafted a new one—they questioned it. Ultimately, the judge panel officiated it as binding law as per the Ninth Circuit.
In his talk with The Examiner, President Trump said, “The language could not be any clearer. I mean, the language on the ban, it reads so easy that a reasonably good student in the first grade will fully understand it. And they don’t even mention the words in their rejection on the ban. And the same thing with this [sanctuary-city decision]. I mean, when you have people [who] are being enabled to commit crime. And in San Francisco, when you look at Kate Steinle being shot, and here is the court, you know, right in that same general area. And when you look at a Kate Steinle, when you look at so many other things. … Sanctuary cities have been very, very dangerous. Very, very bad. And you know, we’ve done a great job on law enforcement; we’ve done a great job at the border. And all of our most talented people say sanctuary cities are a disaster.”
In addition to its home state (CA), the Ninth Circuit Court takes appeals from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam and the Northern Mariana islands. Of the 13 appellate courts, the Ninth rules in size and judgeships—29 justices. The liberals love it, as said court employs the largest percentage of Democrat-appointed justices.
However, President Trump’s effort wouldn’t be the first time conservatives went after the Ninth Circuit Court. During March 2007, Justice Anthony Kennedy and Justice Clarence Thomas went before a House Appropriations subcommittee and attested that the majority of Supreme Court Justices felt the Ninth Circuit needed a 50-50 revision. It was also the Ninth Circuit Court that killed anti-same-sex-marriage efforts in California, Idaho and Nevada. There was also a time when the infamous court tried to have “under God” removed from The Pledge of Allegiance—the US Supreme Court shot that ruling down quick.
For now, the Ninth Circuit has its hands more than full with taking on 20 percent of US, appellate trials.