Shopping for a Friendly Judge

Shopping for a Friendly Judge

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 545 , Segment 5

Episode: Climate of Hope, Floating Farms, Shopping for a Friendly Judge

  • May 3, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 17:52 mins

Guest: Paul Stancil, JD, Professor of Law, BYU President Donald Trump is not a fan of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. It’s the one based in California where judges have twice now halted Trump’s executive orders on immigration – first, the travel ban and last week, the order aimed at defunding sanctuary cities. Since then, President Trump has complained on Twitter and in the press about his opponents bringing their challenges to his policies in California courts where they’re more likely to get a liberal judge. In fact, this type of shopping around for a friendly venue happens a lot in the US court system. It was no coincidence that opponents of President Obama’s policies choose to file their challenges in Texas courts, known for being more conservative.

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