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Sotomayor Accuses Supreme Court of Pro-Trump Bias

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Last Friday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion accusing the conservative Supreme Court Justices of pro-Trump bias. In particular, she attacked their support for President Trump’s “public charge” immigration rule which bans green cards for those suspected of becoming a welfare burden. The five conservative justices voted for it and the four liberal justices voted against it.

According to Sotomayor’s dissent, the majority’s bias is shown, “…because the Court—in this case, the New York cases, and many others—has been all too quick to grant the Government’s ‘reflexiv[e]’ requests. But make no mistake: Such a shift in the Court’s own behavior comes at a cost.”

Justice Sotomayor was speaking to a pro-Trump bias she sees creeping into the Supreme Court. Others sees a similar bias in other government institutions. Over 2,000 former Justice Department Officials signed a letter calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign after he interfered to shorten Roger Stone’s sentencing guidelines. Barr’s move came just after Trump tweeted a complaint about the original sentencing length.

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