Published: Thu, February 27, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump says 2 justices should sit out cases, but they decide

Trump says 2 justices should sit out cases, but they decide

Some judges said Collins appeared oblivious to court tradition when he sent memos in the middle of the night, a violation of a court rule, and when he objected to colleagues' rulings in language that some thought was combative.

In her dissent on Friday, Sotomayor said the Court's conservative majority was "reflexively" granting the government's stay applications. "While "elections have consequences", I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!".

Yet Trump's domestic squabbles were never far from mind, as he lashed out against his Democratic rivals, warning of economic calamity if he loses his reelection race in November, and slammed a pair of of liberal-leaning Supreme Court justices, saying they should recuse themselves from cases involving him and his administration.

While Trump was campaigning for president, Ginsburg broke her associate justice protocol and publicly weighed in on the election. Fox News correspondent John Roberts asked him specifically what she had said that was inappropriate. "She said something very inappropriate during the campaign, but she apologized for it", he said.

If all of this sounds like legal gobbledygook, allow me to put things in more concrete terms: The Supreme Court has repeatedly taken the unprecedented step of granting one client, the Trump administration, legal relief that upends the usual federal appeals process.

Trump in recent weeks has faced criticisms over his interference in judicial cases, including his long-time friend, Roger Stone, who was convicted on seven charges, including lying to Congress.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace after giving a joint statement today in New Delhi, India. Before becoming president, Trump called on Ginsburg to resign after she criticized him in a series of media interviews including one in which she called him a "faker" and voiced fear for the country if he were elected. This has been a hallmark of the administration's legal strategy since the beginning of Trump's presidency in 2017, partly because of the high number of policies that were blocked by lower courts early on.

Haiti protests police explode in shooting
A scenario created by the Ministry of Protection and guarded by the military was also set on fire, a witness explained to Reuters. The Haitian army had been disbanded in 1995 after the fall of a dictatorship that used soldiers to repress domestic opponents.


But some legal experts said Trump had incorrectly characterized Sotomayor's dissent. "But I think what she did say was she's trying to shame people with perhaps a different view into voting her way". Critics have accused him of political interference in the courts and seeking to compromise the independence of the judiciary.

On Friday, the Supreme Court on a 5-4 vote let Trump's administration implement in IL new standards requiring immigrants to prove they would not require government assistance while litigation continues in lower courts over the legality of the so-called "public charge" rules.

The tweets are the first time Trump has directly attacked members of the Supreme Court by name since taking office.

With at least 10 people killed in violent protests during his two-day visit, Trump told reporters that he didn't want to discuss the amendment that provides fast-track naturalization for some foreign-born religious minorities but not Muslims. It also follows reports that Justice Clarence Thomas' wife Virginia has been closely advising the president and top aides on ensuring White House staff are loyal to Trump.

USA law requires Supreme Court justices, who serve lifetime terms, to step aside when there is a conflict of interest or genuine question of bias, but leaves recusal decisions to the individual justices.

Tweeted Trump: "Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump".

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