On Wednesday, Mr.Trump attacked San Francisco’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for blocking several of his immigration orders, which thrust him into a feud with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts who made this statement:
‘We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. 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, acting like a child, made more remarks about the situation while spending Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago. He said:
‘We get a lot of bad court decisions from the 9th Circuit, which has become a big thorn in our side,” Trump said during a televised teleconference with members of the military. “It’s a terrible thing when judges take over your protective services, when they tell you how to protect your border. It’s a disgrace.’
American Bar Association president Bob Carlson issued a statement on Thursday regarding being thankful for judicial independence.
The statement read:
‘The American Bar Association is committed to an independent, impartial judiciary that is free from political influence. An independent, impartial judiciary is critical to upholding our democracy and our system of government. We agree with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ observation that we do not have “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” and that an “independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”
The ABA went on to say:
‘Disagreeing with a court’s decision is everyone’s right, but when government officials question a court’s motives, mock its legitimacy or threaten retaliation due to an unfavorable ruling, they intend to erode the court’s standing and hinder the courts from performing their constitutional duties.
‘As we celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday, let us all count our blessings as Americans – free speech; free press; an independent, impartial judiciary; and the ability of every person in our country to stand up and speak out in favor of the rule of law.’
No one is holding back in letting Mr. Trump know where he stands so he can whine all he wants, but his tantrums aren’t going to get him anywhere.
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