The US President Donald Trump and the US Chief Justice involved with an exceptional war of words over the matter of power of independence of the federal judiciary. The matter started while Chief Justice John Roberts emerged a rare reproach to President Donald Trump in the response of Trump’s criticism of an “ Obama judge ”for ruling against the administration.
In his statement which has been released by the public information officer of the court, Chief Justice John Roberts told “ 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”.
Robert’s Thanksgiving statement ended “ That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”
The US President replied promptly from his vacation home in Florida, 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. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an ‘independent judiciary ”.
At the event of Minnesota University Roberts said the court served “ one nation” and not “ one party or one interest”. He added, “Our role is very clear: We are to interpret the Constitution and laws of the United States and to ensure that the political branches act within them,” he said. “That job obviously requires independence from the political branches. The story of the Supreme Court would be very different without that sort of independence. ”
The judge who was appointed by Obama, wrote in a 37-page ruling, “ Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden”.
Trump emitted about the decision: “This was an Obama judge. And I’ll tell you what, it’s not going to happen like this anymore,” the president said. “Everybody that wants to sue the United States, they file their case in – almost – they file their case in the 9th Circuit. And it means an automatic loss no matter what you do, no matter how good your case is. ”