The American Bar Association has slammed President Donald Trump for his recent attacks on the 9th Circuit Court.
In a statement released, the ABA reiterated Chief John Robert's comments that there are no “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” and stated that an “independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”
" The American Bar Association is committed to an independent, impartial judiciary that is free from political influence. An independent, impartial judiciary is critical to upholding our democracy and our system of government. We agree with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ observation that we do not have “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” and that an “independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for," ABA President, Bob Carlson wrote.
"Disagreeing with a court’s decision is everyone’s right, but when government officials question a court’s motives, mock its legitimacy or threaten retaliation due to an unfavorable ruling, they intend to erode the court’s standing and hinder the courts from performing their constitutional duties.
"As we celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday, let us all count our blessings as Americans – free speech; free press; an independent, impartial judiciary; and the ability of every person in our country to stand up and speak out in favor of the rule of law," Carlson added.
Last week, Trump claimed that every case that goes to the 9th Circuit is an “automatic loss no matter what you do.” Trump was left fuming after a ruling to turn away an approaching migrant caravan was halted by a judge.
Trump sent 6,000 troops to the border to prepare for the migrants over the Thanksgiving holiday and on Thanksgiving, he doubled down on his decision, calling the courts “a big thorn in our side” and also saying that it's “a terrible thing when judges take over your protective services.”