How often have you guys heard me complain about political ideology saturating our judiciary?
Yet another example happened this week in a case regarding Trump and January 6.
Judge David Carter opined that Trump more likely than not broke the law, an utterly disgraceful statement from a judge considering the circumstances.
He Did or He Didn’t
Tell me who appointed the judge and I can tell you the case’s outcome before an attorney ever opens up their mouth.
Judge Carter, a Bill Clinton appointee, was hearing a case regarding the turning over of documents to the January 6 committee by attorney and Trump ally, John Eastman.
In his ruling, Carter all but convicted Trump for orchestrating a coup.
He stated that Trump and Eastman had “launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history.”
He continued, “Their campaign was not confined to the ivory tower — it was a coup in search of a legal theory.”
Carter concluded that if their plan “had worked, it would have permanently ended the peaceful transition of power, undermining American democracy and the Constitution.”
Here is the thing… Carter was not overseeing a case against Trump but only the turning over of documents to the investigative committee.
Whether you support Trump or not is not the issue here.
What is the issue is that a federal judge has just poisoned a possible jury pool by issuing a verdict before all the facts are heard and the case has been tried.
This is nothing more than a political move, but it will have massive repercussions in terms of the integrity of our judicial system as we move forward.
Judges need to stay in their lane, period, and Carter clearly did not in this case.