President Trump Suggests Opponents May Be Judge Shopping, Calls This A Messy System
Each morning President Donald Trump usually starts off the day with some tweets that get people (and the media) talking.
Today was no different, as he began with talking about federal Judges previously ruling against his so-called “Muslim ban” and also about a federal Judge ruling against his order to take away sanctuary city funding.
“First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings,” Trump began with tweeting. “See you in the Supreme Court!”
While that sounds again like he’s planning to take the sanctuary city ruling to the supreme court, he wasn’t done, adding that, “Out of our very big country, with many choices, does everyone notice that both the ‘ban’ case and now the ‘sanctuary’ case is brought in the Ninth Circuit, which has a terrible record of being overturned (close to 80%). They used to call this ‘judge shopping!’ Messy system.”
When looking up what “judge shopping” actually means, USLegal.com defines it as, “a practice of filing several lawsuits that asserts the same claim. Judge shopping is usually done in a court or a district with multiple judges. It is done with the hope of having one of the lawsuits assigned to a favorable judge. It is also done with intent to nonsuit or voluntarily dismiss the others.”
This is definitely a unique way to begin Wednesday. It’s a lot to digest, even coming from Trump.