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January 16, 2020

Legal Experts Perplexed Why Trump-Appointed Judge Refuses to Rule on Trump Tax Case Until Other Trump Cases Are Decided

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 18:33

Legal Experts Perplexed Why Trump-Appointed Judge Refuses to Rule on Trump Tax Case Until Other Trump Cases Are Decided

Legal experts are scratching their heads after a federal judge appointed by President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday he is delaying handing down his decision in a Trump tax returns case until other federal judges hand down their decisions in other Trump cases. That judge is a former Trump transition team volunteer and has donated to the Trump campaign.

District Judge Trevor McFadden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia announced he will hold up his ruling in a case brought by the House Ways and Means Committee against the U.S. Treasury Dept. The case involves gaining access to six years of Trump’s tax returns. The law clearly says the IRS “shall” hand them over to Congress. The Trump administration says Congress has no right to investigate.

Back in August Judge McFadden pushed back against House Democrats, denying “their request to both expedite consideration of the case and to decide on its merits without holding a trial,” Politico had reported.

 

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4 Comments »

  1. Ok, I bet they aren’t all that perplexed. lol

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    Comment by randy — January 17, 2020 @ 08:56

    • Hello Randy. It is such a shame our once vaulted neutral justice system is now filled with partisan ideologist who do not care about the laws but rule based on their religion and their political stance. It will put our country at risk for generations and I don’t see a way of fixing it as these are lifetime appointments. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — January 17, 2020 @ 09:51

      • Hi Scottie;
        Yeah, that is the thing. How can we assume someone is “impartial” when they advertise that they are republican or democrat when going for the judgeship? In my mind, if that is what you lead with, you are not an impartial judge. But, to your point, that has truly been the republican mission over these last years, to load the benches with their people.

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        Comment by randy — January 17, 2020 @ 12:25

        • Hello Randy. I love the way you think. Yes all these judges , everyone of them come from the Federalist Society. Even the ones so poor the American Bar Association rates them as unqualified or worse for judgeship. The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, most frequently called the Federalist Society, is an organization of conservatives and libertarians that advocates for a textualist and originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution. In other words hard right Christian white people who dislike anything assisting the poor and despise POC and the LGBTQ+. To them anything not fully hard right Republican should be denied regardless what the laws says. These are the activist judges the republicans claim to hate while they promote them. It is going to cause the country massive problems for a long time. The only check we have had on the Republicans and Dear Leader tRump has been the courts. Now as you see that has changed at all levels including the SCOTUS. Do you have tonight off? Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — January 17, 2020 @ 13:23


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