Angry Trump lashes judges on Thanksgiving

Hail to the Chief!

Hail to the Chief!

There's no such thing, Roberts declared in a strongly worded statement contradicting Trump and defending judicial independence.

Trump began the holiday by tweeting that Roberts "can say what he wants, but the 9th Circuit is a complete & total disaster". Trump wrote. "If not there will be only bedlam, chaos, injury and death".

It seemed a fight that Trump would relish but one that Roberts has taken pains to avoid.

He's tweeted multiple times about Roberts' response, first sending off a couple right after the Chief Justice gave his statement to the Associated Press.

To Trump, there are indeed "Obama judges" as he originally asserted in remarks critical of a federal judge who rejected his migrant asylum policy.

The dustup is the first time that Roberts, the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary, has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has several times gone after federal judges who have ruled against him.

In a teleconference with United States troops, comments to reporters at his Florida estate and early morning tweets, Trump resumed a fight begun Wednesday after Chief Justice John Roberts defended the independence of federal judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.

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Trump responded by questioning the independence of federal judges appointed by his predecessor and confirmed by the Senate. "Because you can not win, if you're us, a case in the Ninth Circuit", Trump said.

"Judges must not Legislate Security. and Safety at the Border, or anywhere else", Trump tweeted.

The criticism was prompted after U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar, who was nominated by President Obama in 2012 to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, issued a temporary restraining order late Monday against Trump's plan to refuse asylum to immigrants who cross the U.S. -Mexico border illegally if they do not arrive at a port of entry. It is because of a huge-and relatively recent-change in the Court's functioning: the justices' sharply increased willingness to decide contested issues of constitutional law by a narrow 5-4 majority. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an 'independent judiciary, ' Trump said via Twitter from his Mar-a-lago resort in Florida.

But Trump noted that 79 percent of the cases that passed through the Supreme Court were overturned, signaling frustration with their continued attempts to overrule his authorities on national security. You can believe judges should be independent in the sense of being free from presidential influence without believing that they're independent in the sense of having no ideological preference. "I dislike it more than you do", he added.

Trump complained that his opponents file lawsuits in courts that are part of the liberal-leaning 9th Circuit. The arrival last month of Trump's second appointee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, pushed Roberts to the court's ideological center, a position that was held by Justice Anthony Kennedy until he retired in July.

On the other hand, while there are wonderful examples of judges appointed by conservative presidents literally preserving our nation with smart rulings, why do far too many of these judges get mushy in the head as their time on the bench grows?

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