Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CJ Roberts Defends Independence of Judiciary

Chief Justice Roberts issued an extraordinary statement today defending the independence of the judiciary. The statement came after President Trump attacked Judge Tigar as an "Obama judge" because of Judge Tigar's ruling yesterday halting President Trump's restrictions on asylum claims at the Mexican border.

The statement reads,

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.

Here's Adam Liptak's report in the NYT.

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