Remember the anti-Trump judge who issued a slew of bias decisions in a California case involving Trump University, forcing the President to settle for $25 million just to prevent himself from losing more if the judge issued a ruling?
Well, California District Judge Gonzalo Curiel is back and set to hear a case on the border wall:
The case, which is being brought by the state of California and multiple groups, challenges the Department of Homeland Security’s power to waive environmental laws in their construction of a border wall.
District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel is scheduled to hear the case on Friday in his San Diego courtroom.
The plaintiffs argue that the Trump administration is violating the Constitution and state laws because it is not “conducting any environmental review or complying with any environmental protection laws.” But the federal government, citing a 1996 immigration law, says it has the authority to waive environmental laws in order to build the wall, a top campaign promise of Trump’s.
The administration notes that previous challenges to this law have been unsuccessful, saying it “has been repeatedly upheld in the face of legal challenges.”
Curiel, who was born in Mexico and moved to Indiana as a child with his family when he was 11 (only becoming a legal citizen at the age of 23), is no friend of Trump — especially after the President was called a “racist” for pointing out that the judge is originally from Mexico while pointing out that Curiel was showing bias because of Trump’s agenda to clean up immigration.
According to a legislative aide, Curiel regularly “complains about Donald Trump and his policies,” Breitbart reports. The aide says that his boss has “many nicknames for our President, none of them nice.”
“His favorite,” the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity says, “is pequeña naranja cholo.” The phrase roughly translates to “little orange a**hole.”
Can we really trust a judge who came here illegally to give President Trump’s border wall, which is designed to keep illegals from coming over the border like Curiel’s family did, a fair case?
The answer is “no” and he must recuse himself.