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Trump Immigration Case Underscores Corrupted Justice System

Trump Immigration Case Underscores Corrupted Justice System

A federal appeals court is pictured on February 7, 2017, in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel heard oral arguments in the case of President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:59 AM

Yesterday, a so-called Justice Department lawyer who could barely speak, and was totally unprepared and who stuttered repeatedly, argued the case for President Trump’s 90-day moratorium of immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Given the delay intentionally caused by Democrats in the Senate in confirming Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general, the Justice Department, once my proud alma mater, continues to be run by a political appointee of former President Barack Hussein Obama. It is thus obvious that the current Obama attorney general designate had this Justice Department lawyer assigned as lead counsel to argue the case yesterday, knowing that he would fall flat on his face. And, I am not the only one who, listening to the oral argument on my computer while at the airport, concluded that this was one of the worst displays of legal advocacy in any major American case in our history. I was not just outraged, but truly embarrassed for the nation and our justice system.

This morning, President Trump gave a short speech to a group of sheriffs who had gathered in our nation’s capital to discuss and plot law enforcement. The commander in chief — in practice the first real one we have had in at least 8 years — hit the nail on the head and his candor is a refreshing breath of fresh air. Specifically, the president confirmed what I have been saying for a long time by emphasizing that our federal judiciary has for the most part, with some exceptions, become so politicized that the Seattle federal judge who issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking the implementation of his executive order is regrettably more the rule than the exception. And, looking over his shoulder, the president in effect predicted that the ultra-leftist and compromised Ninth Circuit was not likely to reverse the Seattle federal judge’s TRO, and the matter would likely then go to the Supreme Court.

Trump was right-on and that is why Freedom Watch and I have initiated a Judicial Selection Strike Force Coalition (see judicialselectionstrikeforce.org) to vet and recommend strict constructionist judges to President Trump who adhere to the law and do not inject politics into their decisions, as the Seattle federal judge did and as the Ninth Circuit is predicted to do. Currently there are over 100 vacancies on the federal lower bench and one on the Supreme Court, and it is important to have good ethical judges nominated and confirmed who respect and do not pervert the rule of law.

Freedom Watch and I filed an amicus curiae brief before the Ninth Circuit and we are also prepared to intervene at the Supreme Court level if necessary to seek reversal of the TRO of the Seattle federal judge. But, whatever actions we take to support the president, in the future what we need are judges who are not "politicians in robes," but true honest public servants. Judges are our most important public servants, as they were intended by our framers to protect us from the tyranny of the other two branches of government. When they, and a corrupt pre-AG Sessions Justice Department, become the cause of the tyranny, then We the People are at grave risk and our republic is in mortal danger.

To read our amicus brief and listen to the oral argument before the Ninth Circuit go to freedomwatchusa.org.

Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties. To read more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Given the delay intentionally caused by Democrats in the Senate in confirming Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general, the Justice Department, once my proud alma mater, continues to be run by a political appointee of former President Barack Hussein Obama.
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