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Another Reason To Impeach Anti-Trump Judge Theodore Chuang

Theodore Chuang, the Federal District Judge for the District of Maryland who halted most elements of President Trump’s latest executive order temporarily banning travel from six Middle Eastern countries, as well as refugees from all countries, served as deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security Judge Chuang(DHS) in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2014.

Breitbart’s Michael Patrick Leahy says his March 15 ruling in the case, International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump, in which DHS, the State Department, and President Trump are defendants, raises legitimate questions about whether he should have recused himself from hearing the case in the first place.

Title 28, Part I, Chapter 21, Section 455 (a) “Disqualification of justice, judge, or magistrate judge” of the U.S. Code Annotated reads as follows: (28 U.S. Code § 455 )

Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.

The Public Advisory Opinions concerning ethical standards of federal judges offer little further guidance on this particular standard observes Leahy.

“Judges using campaign rhetoric to infer intent instead of plainly evaluating the law as written is a dangerous development. Also, because the public can witness the selective use of this trick, it undermines confidence in the judiciary at a time when the judiciary can’t afford too much erosion of trust,” Mollie Hemingway wrote at The Federalist.

“Regardless of one’s views on the particulars of this executive order and its efficacy, the ability to determine who can enter the country is one of the most obvious and important sovereign decisions a people makes. That power is vested in the executive branch and should not be enjoined by rogue judges. Unelected and unaccountable judges ignoring the law in favor of their feelings is a threat to self-government and rule of law. It needs to stop,” Hemingway concluded.

However, as former deputy general counsel at DHS under an administration that pursued policies that are diametrically opposed to those of President Trump, it is not surprising that many legal scholars and political commentators have written articles which, taken as a whole, suggest that the impartiality of Judge Chuang’s March 15 ruling “might reasonably be questioned,” concluded Leahy.

“Judge Chuang’s ruling on Trump’s executive order should be viewed as a continuation of his service to the Democratic party, including his role in stonewalling Congress’ investigation of the Benghazi attacks, and to the cause of ‘social justice.’ With judges as unprincipled as Chuang, his Hawaii counterpart, and the leftists who dominate the Ninth Circuit, one wonders whether the rule of law has a future in America,” respected attorney Paul Mirengoff wrote at Powerline Blog:

Chuang came here to work in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department — ground zero for left-wing activism in government.

Before that, he clerked for a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — ground zero for left-wing judicial activism. It is the Ninth Circuit, of course, that ruled against Trump’s original immigration/travel order, and that planted the seed for the absurd argument that the order somehow violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

You have to hand it to the leftists. They know how to shop for judges.

Unfortunately, the Far-Left politicization of the federal courts doesn’t stop at the Maryland District line – and it gets the go-ahead from Far-Left liberal judicial icon Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg herself.

Back in July of 2016 Justice Ginsburg made several disparaging remarks about then-Republican nominee Donald Trump and his presidential candidacy.

Jonathan R. Nash, a professor of law at Emory University School of Law later observed that the Supreme Court — with Ginsburg's approval — has interpreted the Constitution’s Due Process Clause to require judges to act impartially and with the appearance of impartiality.

Statements such as those delivered by Ginsburg and the conduct of Judge Chuang raise serious questions about their impartiality and their ability to deliver due process to President Trump and his administration.

We urge the House of Representatives to immediately prepare articles of impeachment against Judge Chuang and to hold hearings at the earliest possible hour. The public needs to know exactly how his blatant partisanship and anti-constitutional behavior has jeopardized our national security and intruded upon the clear constitutional prerogatives of the Congress and the President.

The Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge you to call your Representative and demand the immediate impeachment of Judge Chuang.

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