Remaking the 9th Circuit Court from the ‘nutty 9th’ to Respectability
Three decades ago, former President Jimmy Carter transformed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Carter appointed some of the most liberal judges ever appointed to any court. The 9th has expanded to 29 appellate judges, from 23 then, and the majority have stayed left leaning ever since. As we’re finding with nearly every liberal politician, their viewpoint on issues can be very radical. So goes the same for the majority of the judges on the 9th. Some of the more outrageous court decisions for example have been a decision in 2012. The Second Amendment doesn’t recognize an individual’s right to bear arms. And in one of the court’s most outrageous rulings in 2002, they ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance’s “under God” clause is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. These were overturned by the Supreme Court.
The other point which reflects how out of touch with reality the 9th Circuit Court is. The Supreme Court overrules approximately 80% of the cases they get from the 9th Circuit. This is why when President Trump makes decisions such as the asylum law and the Muslim country travel ban, lawyers run to the 9th Circuit Court because they know they can get an injunction to stop him, even if it gets overturned by the Supreme Court several months later.
Hence the 9th has earned the nicknames, the “nutty 9th” or the “ninth circus”.
In contrast to the Supreme Court, which was established by Article III of the Constitution, the circuit courts were established by Congress. Our forefathers wanted the federal court system to be limited to the Supreme Court. There is no constitutional requirement that Circuit courts exist at all. However, the first Congress created the Circuit court system which is still in place today. There are 13 appellate courts, each have several states which fall under their respective jurisdiction. These sit below the U.S. Supreme Court, and they are called the U.S. Court of Appeals.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has been a thorn in President Trump’s side from the beginning of his presidency. As pointed out by the President himself, “it just shows how broken and unfair our court system is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the ninth Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts.” Fortunately, the Senate has jurisdiction over the process of new judge appointees rather than Congress. It’s not a surprise that liberal Democrats in DC have done everything in their collective power to slow down the process of President Trump appointing new conservative Circuit Court judges. But now the President is winning that battle too. Even at the chagrin of the Democrats, he’s been slowly installing more and more conservative judges into the Circuit courts all over the country.
Patient and determined, one by one, this president has gradually been winning the battle. More than any president, he knows it’s winning the smaller battles that win the war. President Trump is fighting for us, conservative Christians, and conservative values. You may recall the Colorado Baker who owned Masterpiece Cakeshop. He refused to bake a wedding cake for two gay men. Being a Christian, this was against his beliefs and he politely refused. They proceeded to sue him for discrimination. The 9th Circuit is not the only whacky liberal appellate court. It was the 10th Circuit which ruled against the baker, Jack Phillips, and gave specific orders for the baker to follow. This should raise the hair on the back of every Christians neck.
The bakery took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Masterpiece Cakeshop won. Here again is why it was critical for President Trump to win. Had HRC won, she would’ve installed a liberal judge in place of Neil Gorsuch, and Jack Phillips would likely be in jail. This is what you call Marxism in its truest colors. For two years now, the Dems have been obstructing judges at all levels from being accepted.
Their process had required 30 hours of debate in order for a Trump nominated judge to be considered for a vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, used what’s called “the nuclear option”, and cut the 30 hours down to 2 hours for debate. The Dems heads nearly exploded, they were that upset.
Piece by piece, this President is winning. It’s hard to believe these “Demorats”, actually receive a whopping paycheck and bennies, when their primary objective upon waking up every day, is to obstruct and destroy a sitting United States President. I don’t think that was in their job description when they were voted in. They do little to nothing to move the country ahead, and it’s downright disgraceful. These judges and especially Supreme Court judges will impact and change our core values as Americans. Getting out and voting in 2020 is more critical than ever. Regardless of what level of politics, be it local, state or federal, vote for a candidate that aligns with your values. And then pray hard, leading up to November 3rd, 2020.