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Trump’s Losing Streak in Courts Is Traceable to Conservative Judges

By on April 28, 2017 in Administrative Law, Government

The Trump administration’s losing streak in courts around the nation has in large part been a product of precedents established by conservative judges in the Obama era, reports The New York Times.

“Republican officials had great success under President Barack Obama in persuading judges to block or complicate his efforts to expand health care, shield immigrants from deportation and protect transgender students,” writes reporter Adam Liptak. “Now Democratic officials are using the principles established in those cases to frustrate President Trump’s efforts to limit travel from predominantly Muslim countries and to punish so-called sanctuary cities.”

Liptak quotes South Texas College of Law professor Josh Blackman with a warning for Democratic officials: “Whatever California can do to resist immigration law, Texas can do to resist environmental laws.”

Read the NYT article.


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