To the surprise of no one, the judge who blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration is an Obama appointee who was recommended for her position on the bench by Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Ann Donnelly issued a ruling blocking the order late Saturday night. Fox News provides more details.
The order barred U.S. border agents from removing anyone who arrived in the U.S. with a valid visa from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. It also covered anyone with an approved refugee application. The Department of Homeland Security said that more than 170 people were denied entry to the U.S. as of Saturday night, according to Reuters.
In addition, her rise to power on the bench was orchestrated by Democrats. Here is a summary of her appointment to the bench, from Wikipedia.
On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Donnelly to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to the seat vacated by Judge Sandra L. Townes, who took senior status on May 1, 2015. Senator Charles Schumer recommended Donnelly for the position.
On December 16, 2014, her nomination was returned to the President due to the sine die adjournment of the 113th Congress. On January 7, 2015, President Obama renominated her to the same position. She received a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on May 6, 2015. On June 4, 2015 her nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote. On October 20, 2015 the Senate voted 95-2 to confirm Donnelly.
At the time of her confirmation, Sen. Chuck Schumer had this to say in celebration.
“Judge Donnelly is fair, open-minded, and has exactly the kind of temperament that will make her an exceptional federal judge. I congratulate Judge Donnelly on her confirmation; it is a milestone day in her career and a bright day for the Eastern District of New York.”
Eight years of Obama in the White House has brought us a judiciary littered with liberal appointees who will legislate from the bench. However, the Trump era will likely change the course.
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H/T: The Gateway Pundit
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