Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by JD Heyes
Though President Donald J. Trump has issued a number of executive orders on a range of issues, the Marxist Left is using a single federal court circuit – the 9th – to stop him from acting against their liberal interests like continuing to flood the country with potential terrorists and maintaining sanctuary city policies where illegal immigrants are harbored and protected.
Twice now since Trump was inaugurated Jan. 21, his efforts to protect the country from potential terrorists have been blocked by federal district courts and an appeals court of the 9th Circuit, where judges have ruled that suddenly, despite what the law says, this president whom they oppose on principle, does not have the authority to decide who can and cannot enter the country.
And now, just this week, another federal judge in the 9th Circuit has ruled against an executive order that is being characterized as withholding federal funding from sanctuary cities, but which actually only says the federal government will follow existing immigration laws, which gives certain federal agencies the power to withhold funds if cities are not in compliance.
In other words, the judge in this sanctuary city ruling, William H. Orrick, who was appointed by Obama, is banning the administration from something the administration hasn’t even done yet – but most definitely has the power to do. (Related: Read This is wartime: Trump should ignore federal courts blocking his travel ban.)
In each of these cases, Left-wing activists and city governments filed their cases specifically within the 9th Circuit because they knew they had politically friendly judges there. [Fun fact: The 9th Circuit is the one whose decisions are the most overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.]
Trump has had enough, and in an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner, said he has been contemplating breaking the court up.
“Absolutely, I have,” he said. “There are many people that want to break up the 9th Circuit. It’s outrageous.”
He further noted:
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 came after Orrick’s outrageous decision in a case filed by two California sanctuary cities – Santa Clara and San Francisco. The judge claimed in his ruling that Trump overstepped his authority by directing the Justice Department to follow the law.
“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,” Trump said regarding his ban on travel to the U.S. from seven countries identified by the Obama administration as being infested with terrorism.
“And the same thing with this [sanctuary city decision],” he continued. “I mean, when you have people that 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.”
Steinle was a young woman in San Francisco who was murdered by an illegal alien who had been deported several times but kept crossing into the U.S. illegally.
“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,” Trump told the Washington Examiner. “And our most talented people say sanctuary cities are a disaster.”
In addition to conservatives’ criticism of the 9th Circuit for its liberal bent, it has also been panned for its huge geographical reach, which has caused a number of bureaucratic delays and backlogs. (Related: Read 9th Circuit Court Rules Unconstitutionally: No Right To Carry Concealed Guns.)
Under the Constitution’s Art. 1, Sect. 8, Congress has the authority to “constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court,” meaning lawmakers can decide how to set up lower federal courts.
Article III, Sect. 1, states further that “the judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.”
In the past, Republicans have repeatedly introduced legislation to carve up the 9th Circuit; now that a GOP president is in office, they may stand a better chance at getting it done.
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J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.