Trump Says He Will ‘Absolutely’ Consider Breaking Up Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals


There’s been a new development in the ongoing saga of Donald Trump’s feud with the courts. During an interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump said that he would “absolutely” consider breaking up the 9th circuit.

‘There are many people that want to break up the 9th Circuit. It’s outrageous. Everybody immediately runs to the 9th Circuit. And we have a big country. We have lots of other locations. But they immediately run to the 9th Circuit. Because they know that’s like, semi-automatic.’

Trump’s comments come a day after U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick blocked his executive order which withheld federal funds from sanctuary cities. Trump himself took to Twitter earlier today to attack the judge over this ruling while also attacking the judges who ruled against his Muslim ban.

Trump’s executive orders have consistently been halted by the courts, so his frustration isn’t very surprising. However, it is a bit a hypocritical. In 2012, Trump attacked President Obama for using too many executive orders.

Trump has frequently vowed that he would bring these issues before the Supreme Court, but it remains to be seen how he would fare there. It’s possible the Supreme Court might not even review these cases. After all, the Supreme Court only hears about 0.1 percent of all cases that reach it via appeal.

As far as breaking up the Ninth Circuit goes, Trump might have a bit more luck with that plan. The Ninth Circuit is often seen as the most liberal part of the federal court system and Republicans may very well be open to the idea of redrawing the Ninth Circuit’s boundaries.

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