The normally restrained Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s characterization of a federal judge who ruled against his administration as an “Obama judge.” “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts said in a statement.
The appeals court has been a target of Trump’s since that ruling and the president has suggested breaking up the 9th Circuit, which is the largest appeals court in the U.S.
Update: President Trump responds via Twitter:
“Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country,” Trump said over Twitter.
He added: “We need protection and security ― these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!”
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i think any sitting Justice of the SC should keep their opinions to themselves unless a case is brought before them for an opinion…..You are out of line Mr. Roberts….No one asked for an opinion…and I do not recall any other SC justice giving their opinion unless it is referring to a case before them…Well may Ruth has on occasion….but then she doesn’t know if she is alive , sleeping or dead….You are out of line…..
Amen! Judges should not be involved in political issues. Politics is NOT impartial.
Unless,of course, it’s regarding an issue brought before the court.