The Supreme Court may soon have a massive decision on their hands.
And it could change the course of Donald Trump’s Presidency.
That’s because William Barr raised one case that will force the Supreme Court to confront this harsh truth.
Liberal activists have used nationwide injunctions to stymie the Trump agenda.
When President Trump issues an executive order, Democrats run to a local Obama judge who then issues a nationwide injunction blocking the policy.
In a recent speech, Attorney General William Barr revealed that since Trump was elected President, district court judges have issued 37 nationwide injunctions.
In all of the 20th century there were only 27 nationwide injunctions granted.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Since President Trump took office, federal district courts have issued 37 nationwide injunctions against the executive branch — that’s more than one a month,” Barr said during a Tuesday evening speech to the American Law Institute.
“According to the [Justice] Department’s best estimates, courts issued only 27 nationwide injunctions¬ in all of the 20th century,” he added, before bristling at the notion that the disparity is a function of the president’s “lawlessness.”
Barr cited the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as the starkest example of a nationwide injunction’s harmful effects. After the government took steps to end terminate DACA in 2017, three federal trial judges entered injunctions requiring that Trump maintain the program.
Appeals of those injunctions have since reached the Supreme Court, though the justices have declined to broach the issue for months. As a result, Barr says the nationwide injunctions have paralyzed political debates around immigration, culminating in the 35-day government shutdown that extended from December 2018 to January 2019.
Barr’s speech makes it clear the administration is looking for a case to tee up in front of the Supreme Court to end this abusive practice.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.