Progressive Judge Legislates from the Bench

from IBD:

Anti-Trump, Far-Left California Judge Shows Why Judicial Nominations Matter

A federal judge in — where else? — California has ruled that the U.S. can’t send temporary refugees back to their countries because, basically, he doesn’t like President Trump. In doing so, he’s shown why both elections and judicial nominations matter.

Federal Judge Edward M. Chen is a classic President Obama appointee to the bench. A legal leftist from the University of California, Berkeley, his first years in practice were spent as a staff lawyer for the ACLU.

His credentials from then on out remained impeccably progressive, all the way until Obama named him to the federal bench.

This week, Chen ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to return 262,000 people back to Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Sudan who were here under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was somehow illegitimate because, in Chen’s opinion, Trump is racist. read more

Judge Helps Illegal Alien Escape

You can’t tell me our courts aren’t completely politicized!

from the Daily Mail:

  • Diddier Pacheco Salazar, 22, faced court in Oregon on January 27 over a DUI
  • Judge Monica Herranz is accused of helping him leave Multnomah County Court so he wouldn’t be arrested by waiting ICE agents 
  • Salazar is an undocumented Mexican-born construction worker 
  • He ended up being arrested by agents two weeks later when he returned for a further court appearance
  • ICE is not conducting a criminal investigation into Judge Herranz but she is being investigated internally 
  • Judge Herranz is on the board of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association

Diddier Pacheco Salazar, 22, appeared before Judge Monica Herranz to plead guilty in a DUI case on January 27 in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Salazar entered the courtroom with his lawyer but never came back out again.

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