Trump vows to fight but bureaucracy vows to block

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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judge banging gavelA former U.S. Justice Department attorney says it won't be so easy for the Trump-led DOJ to defeat a federal judge's order that blocked the President's plan to withhold funds from "sanctuary cities."

Trump blasted the decision by U.S. Judge William Orrick, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to fight it.

Orrick sits on the famously left-wing 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and is arguably a partisan judge: nominated by Barack Obama, he raised more than $200,000 for him for his election campaign.

"See you in the Supreme Court," Trump tweeted.

But that is easier said than done, warns J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department Attorney and founder of the Election Law Center.

Trump and Sen. Jeff Sessions at table"Don't underestimate the power of the bureaucracy," says Adams, explaining that Trump can't "snap his fingers" and change the bureaucracy of the federal court system.

 "It has inertia," Adams says. "It has conniving ways to suffocate the agenda of the new administration and in a lot of cases that's what you are watching."

The veteran attorney also recalls that the Trump-led DOJ went to an appeals court to argue in favor of President Trump's immigration travel ban.

The attorney who argued that case was a holdover from the Obama administration.

"There were some people who considered the lawyer who did it to be basically taking a dive," says Adams.

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