Obama Judge?

President Trump signed a proclamation on 9 November 2018 saying that anyone who wants to claim asylum in the US has to come in through official points of entry – and their cases will not be heard if they enter illegally.

This week a 9th Circuit Court federal judge blocked the recent immigration proclamation.

Mr Trump on Tuesday (20 November 2018) called the jurist who ruled against his asylum policy an “Obama judge”.

The president’s gibe provoked a stern statement from US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, the head of America’s highest court,

Chief Justice Roberts has taken the extraordinary step of rebuking President Donald Trump’s criticism of a federal judge

and told the Associated Press:

“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,”.

“What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”