Over the years Senator Mitch McConnell has taken heat from both sides and in the early stages of the Trump administration we weren’t sure if he was a “never Trumper” or not. However, McConnell has partnered with the President and have reshaped judicial picks throughout the United States. This strategy has even impacted the liberal stronghold of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Earlier in the week, an Obama appointed US District Judge halted the President’s plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border if they first crossed through another country on the way.
However, by the end of the day Wednesday by administrative order the 9th Circuit kicked the Obama Judge Jon Tigar of California decision to the curb.
Under President Trump the 9th Circuit has started to transform and according to Fox News it has transformed more than other districts.
The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit now has seven Trump-appointed federal judges — more than any other federal appellate bench. The radical transformation of the court, which has 29 seats, is largely the result of Trump’s push to nominate conservative judges and bypass traditional consultations with Senate Democrats.
The Washington Post recently lamented that “Thanks to Trump, the liberal 9th Circuit is no longer liberal.”
Back in July Judge Tigar blocked the policy, then the 9th Circuit limited the scope of Tigar’s decision. This meant that the police was blocked on the border states of California and Arizona but not in New Mexico and Texas.
In a ruling Monday Tigar continued his judicial activism by saying there is a need to “maintain uniform immigration policy.” The judges reasoning was that nonprofits that assist illegal immigrants stay didn’t know where people crossing the border would be so he installed another nationwide ban.
The ACLU was thrilled, “The court recognized there is grave danger facing asylum-seekers along the entire stretch of the southern border,” Lee Gelernt, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement.
Much to their disappointment the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the decision. Now migrant caravans coming through Mexico and crossing our border will have great difficulty receiving asylum.
Under the Trump administration, the 9th Circus Court of Appeals has turned back into a court of law. Hopefully, the days of a rogue appeals court are gone and sanity has been restored.
Written by September 11, 2019–