New revelations are out today concerning the judge who issued the block on President Trump’s order to refuse federal funds to sanctuary cities.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, William Orrick III was a bundler for Barack Obama raising roughly a quarter million for the campaign.
Then he was quickly rewarded with an appointment as federal circuit judge.
And now he’s ‘giving back’.
But Trump tweeted yesterday, “See in the Supreme Court.”
This battle will get big quickly and test the new Gorsuch court.
Here’s more from American Mirror…
Barack Obama’s army continues to stymie Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, a California blocked Trump’s executive order withholding federal funds from cities that ignore immigration laws.
Fox News reported:
The ruling from U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco said that Trump’s order targeted broad categories of federal funding for sanctuary governments, and that plaintiffs challenging the order were likely to succeed in proving it unconstitutional.
The decision will block the measure for now, while the federal lawsuit works its way through the courts.
Trump slammed the ruling, noting on Twitter the Ninth Circuit has “a terrible record of being overturned,” and said the court amounted to “judge shopping.”
Trump may have a point.
Orrick, the so-called shopped judge, raised “at least” $200,000 for Barack Obama’s first campaign for president in 2008, according to Public Citizen.
He raised another $30,800 for “committees supporting Barack Obama.”
Orrick’s work paid off.
In 2012, Orrick was nominated by President Obama to be a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He was confirmed in 2013.
Orrick based his ruling in part on Trump’s and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “public comments,” according to Fox News, and arguments filed with court.
“Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement cannot be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration enforcement strategy of which the president disapproves,” the Obama bundler declared.