President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration was blocked by two separate federal judges yesterday despite the fact it’s perfectly reasonable, and it turns out both have something rather strange in common.
Since the president first mentioned his executive order, liberals have been having a meltdown and doing everything possible to stop it from going through. Unfortunately, they have a lot of help in the federal courts as President Trump’s radical predecessor stacked them with activist ideologues who legislate from the bench rather than interpret the law as written.
We wrote yesterday about U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson striking down the president’s travel ban on utterly ridiculous grounds. Watson was both appointed by Obama and attended law school with him, graduating in the same year, and Obama paid him a little visit just before his decision.
As it turns out, the judge in Maryland, who also struck down Trump’s executive order, was put on the bench by, you guessed it, Barack Obama.
“The illogic of the Government’s contentions is palpable,” wrote Watson, an appointee of President Barack Obama. “The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed. The Court declines to relegate its Establishment Clause analysis to a purely mathematical exercise.”
Hours after that opinion emerged, a federal judge in Maryland, U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Chuang — also an Obama appointee and a former Department of Homeland Security deputy counsel — held that Trump’s order appeared to violate a specific provision in federal law by blocking the issuance of immigrant visas from the six targeted countries.
Nice, eh? If there’s a way to remove these judges from the bench, it should happen immediately since it’s evident they’re more interested in forcing their ideology on the nation than they are upholding the laws of our nation – the very laws that give President Trump express authority to regulate refugees and immigration how he sees fit.