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WOW: Justice Ginsburg Slaps Down Anti-Trump Ninth Circuit for Liberal Bias

The Roberts Court, June 1, 2017.  Seated, from left to right: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Clarence Thomas and Stephen G. Breyer.  Standing, from left to right: Justices Eleana Kagan, Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Neil M. Gorsuch.  Photograph by Franz Jantzen, Supreme Court Curator's Office.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, an icon in progressive politics, is coming out hard against the obvious left-wing bias in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The establishment media widely criticized President Donald Trump for saying what everyday Americans already knew. Left-wing political activists are pretending to be impartial judges, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ranks among the most notorious.

The so-called “Nutty Ninth” has run so afoul of acceptable practices that even the most liberal legal minds at the U.S. Supreme Court are unwilling to fabricate excuses for their repeated miscarriages of justice. 

“(T)he appeals panel departed so drastically from the principle of party presentation as to constitute an abuse of discretion,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in a scathing rebuke. “A court is not hidebound by the precise arguments of counsel, but the Ninth Circuit’s radical transformation of this case goes well beyond the pale.”

In a recent attempt to perpetrate a fraud on the American people, Ninth Circuit activists worked exceeding hard to overturn an immigration conviction. Evelyn Sineneng-Smith was duly convicted of breaking long-standing federal law that prohibits encouraging or facilitating illegal immigration. Sineneng-Smith preyed on immigrants by charging them to apply for labor certifications that she knew could not be obtained legally. 

Apparently caught red-handed promoting illegal immigration and potentially defrauding migrants, her attorney tried to steer a district court away from the facts. The lawyer claimed she had some twisted First Amendment right to encourage illegal immigration. The lower court balked at the diversion, and she was convicted. 

But the posers at the Ninth saw an opportunity. Rather than follow standard judicial procedure and review the facts and arguments of the case, they called in a series of their own liberal extremists partisans. The “radical transformation” of the case esteemed liberal Justice Ginsburg refers to includes the Ninth reaching out to open borders advocates such as Federal Defender Organizations of the Ninth Circuit, Immigrant Defense Project, and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, among others. 

To ensure the case was being rigged, the robed charlatans even outlined issues for these left-wing organizations to precisely tailor their legal briefs to encompass. These included overtures such as the following. 

  • Whether the statute of conviction is overbroad or likely overbroad under the First Amendment. 
  • Whether the statute of conviction is void for vagueness or likely void for vagueness, either under the First Amendment or the Fifth Amendment.
  • Whether the statute of conviction contains . . . any serious constitutional problems the Court might determine existed.

The hacks at the Ninth were champing at the bit to push their anti-Trump “resist and obstruct” agenda based on even the thinnest argument one of their liberal buddies could pander. 

What is particularly telling about the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of the Ninth is that the political activists cashing taxpayer-funded paychecks care nothing about impartial application of the law. They thumbed their nose at all of us. Even the Obama-appointed justices on the high court threw them under the bus in a unanimous decision.

Breaking up the Ninth Circuit, as President Trump and others have suggested, is long overdue.

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