On Tuesday, Judge Drew Tipton of the Southern District of Texas blocked President Joe Biden’s 100-day pause on deportations. We suppose it was Biden’s plan to sign executive orders faster than judges could review them, but Tipton managed to block Biden’s deportation pause for 14 days.
CNN did a straight news story on it, but now we have the political analysis from Joan Biskupic, who writes that this is a sign of how a conservative judiciary could thwart Biden’s agenda.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 27, 2021
The short-term order by the Texas-based judge could also force a confrontation up to the US Supreme Court, where the Biden legal team already faces hard choices over how aggressively to press new legal positions before the nine justices — six of whom are conservatives, with three appointed by former President Donald Trump.
US District Judge Drew Tipton, also a Trump appointee, sided on Tuesday with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Trump loyalist who has challenged Biden’s temporary suspension of deportations.
The nationwide scope of Tipton’s order further intensifies debate over broad-scale actions against the executive branch imposed by a lone judge, which were the bane of the Trump administration.
Considering they were the bane of the Trump administration, it’s funny that the press seemed to celebrate each time a judge blocked one of President Trump’s orders, starting with the “Muslim ban.”
— Ross Blyth (@Blyth1982) January 27, 2021
Nice headline. Not biased at all.
— But I Don't Want To (@theoffocassion) January 27, 2021
We didn’t see a headline like this the last 4 years. I wonder what changed.
— Drake Thomas (@Drake__Thomas) January 27, 2021
Pot, meet kettle.
— Ryan (@VCITW) January 27, 2021
Lets replay how the 9th circuit acted the last 4 years.
— WarDamnGunners (@WarDamnGunners) January 27, 2021
@cnn meets constitutional balance of power and hates it.
— Seth Andrews (@SethAndrewsATL) January 27, 2021
Darn that system of Checks and Balances.
— Betsy Skrobot (@Betsyskrobot) January 27, 2021
Checks 👏🏼 and 👏🏼 balances 👏🏼
— TexTodd #AGNB (@ToddCee23) January 27, 2021
Or, how constitutional checks and balances can thwart dictatorships
— Seminal Fluke (@FlukeSeminal) January 27, 2021
Even Biden himself said it would make him a dictator if he tried to rule by executive orders.
It's called "checks and balances". Biden is ruling like a dictator by issuing executive orders: 33 over the course of a week. That's more than his previous four predecessors combined.
— R. Eric Lee (@ericleenet) January 27, 2021
You mean "check left wing excesses", which is what the system's designed to do? Balance out power and slow change down to prevent social schisms?
— Reflector1 (@Reflector110) January 27, 2021
How dare they thwart
— Pat Tehan (@patricktehan) January 27, 2021
This story maintains that judges are beholden to the policies and politics of those that appointed them. This idea is false (see 2020 election lawsuit orders). I suppose its easier to explain the judge's decision this way then to describe his/her legal rationale.
— Jon Davis (@engjoneer) January 27, 2021
Or maybe the judiciary is making sure Biden's executive orders actually conform with the law?
— Mark Haywood (@sharkhaywood) January 27, 2021
CNN, what if the policy was blocked because it was wrong, not because of conservative judges?
I'm sure if the roles were reversed the headline wouldn't be "left-wing judges thwart Trumps agenda".
— Bob (@just_plain_bob) January 27, 2021
It definitely wouldn’t. The media is garbage… CNN is garbage.
— Richard Amor Tierra 🇺🇸🌵 (@Richard05155611) January 27, 2021
— chrissommer (@ThankU_45) January 27, 2021
You govern with a pen, you get blocked with a gavel. You cannot legislate via EOs, it's a travesty against the office to even attempt so.
— Alexander McKn (@AlexanderMcKn) January 27, 2021
We don’t think CNN even considered that Biden would run into any opposition, so pure was his agenda.
‘You can’t legislate by EO unless you’re a dictator’: This very familiar face surely thinks Biden is hands down a dictator, right?! (watch) https://t.co/ukHSCpzSl6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 26, 2021