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Federal Judge Rebukes Trump, Compares Him to George Wallace and the KKK



A federal trial judge delivered a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump on Thursday, comparing the president’s “assault on our judiciary” to the Ku Klux Klan and segregationist Dixiecrat George Wallace.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Wayne Reeves of the federal trial court in southern Mississippi launched those broadsides during remarks at University of Virginia Law School, where he was accepting the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal.

“When politicians attack courts as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political,’ and guilty of ‘egregious overreach,’ you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South,” Reeves said.

“When the executive branch calls our courts and their work ‘stupid,’ ‘horrible,’ ‘ridiculous,’ ‘incompetent,’ ‘a laughingstock,’ and a ‘complete and total disgrace,’ you can hear the slurs and threats of executives like George Wallace echoing into the present,” the judge added.

Reeves took particular exception to the president’s remarks respecting Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who presided over a civil fraud action against the now-defunct Trump University.

The president called Curiel “biased” and “a hater,” and suggested that the judge should be conflicted out of the case because of his hawkish immigration positions. Curiel is of Mexican descent.

“I know what I heard when a federal judge was called ‘very biased and unfair’ because he is ‘of Mexican heritage,’” Reeves said. “When that judge’s ethnicity was said to prevent his issuing ‘fair rulings.’ When that judge was called a ‘hater’ simply because he is Latino.”

“I heard the words of James Eastland, a race-baiting politician, empowered by the falsehood of white supremacy, questioning the judicial temperament of a man solely because of the color of his skin,” Reeves continued. “I heard those words, and I did not know if it was 1967 or 2017.”

The speech was a remarkable and perhaps unprecedented political intervention by a sitting federal judge, who is required to remain assiduously nonpartisan.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was widely criticized for referring to Trump as a “faker” during the 2016 presidential campaign. She later apologized for the indiscretion.

Chief Justice John Roberts has previously admonished Trump for his rhetoric about the courts.

The chief justice’s statement came after the president derided a judge who enjoined the administration’s asylum rules.

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

“That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”

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  1. Diana

    April 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Remove him and all these corrupt judges that go against our Constitution as Written we have to demand our Constitution be upheld by all officials anyone that tries to distort change or destroy our Constitution as Written needs held accountable for Treason because that is what it is TREASON

  2. Ba

    April 14, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    And the judge is a cocksucking traitor liberal snowflake windbag. Remove him…

  3. Kathryn Davis

    April 14, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    We would indeed be thankful for an independent judiciary IF THERE WERE SUCH A THING. It has become abundantly clear to any thinking American citizen that the judiciary in this country bears no semblance of being independent of their political affiliation. They no longer make rulings based on our laws or our constitution. They seem to make their rulings based on the basis of how much money you have to spend on a lawyer and/or their own personal political agenda.

  4. Disgusted

    April 14, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Apparently this Federal Judge is not held to everyone else’s standard either. We must vote him out so he can get a real job and learn how the rest of us live.

  5. James

    April 14, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    clear the courts of all those COMMUNIST LEFTIST JUDGES, THEY ALL ARE TRAITORS.

  6. stephanie wilson

    April 14, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    this judge just proved trump right.

  7. chris

    April 15, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Sounds more like he was accepting the WILLIAM Thomas Jefferson CLINTON Foundation Medal.

    • Ron Brooks

      April 15, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      Exactly, as if we needed any more evidence to prove it.

  8. Ron Martin

    April 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I think he’s a bit confused because the people also agree with Trump that these Obama appointed judges are bias and have made quite a few questionable decisions .

  9. Al

    April 15, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    This judge is confessing his personal injustices. He has no business judging anything since he’s so biased. Furthermore, law schools continue to produce left-wing, sick-minded students that never learn law. They are given licenses to be corrupt.

  10. George Peters

    April 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    must be a demon-rat judge.

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