For John, BLUF: So, is this judge a member of La Raza, or not, and is that good or bad? Nothing to see here; just move along.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
From CNN and Reporters Tal Kopan and Laura Jarrett. Today, just before noon.
Here is the lede plus two:
A highly unusual and racially charged episode from the 2016 campaign suddenly resurfaced this week when a federal judge whom President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized was assigned to hear the case of a man who claims he was improperly deported.I see this as a Win-Win for President Trump.
Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born in the US but is of Mexican heritage, was attacked by Trump last year over his handling of a lawsuit against Trump University. Trump claimed Curiel could not impartially hear the case because of his background and Trump's hardline immigration policies. The case was eventually settled.
Now, Curiel is assigned to hear the case of Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, 23, who his lawyers allege was deported from California to Mexico earlier this year despite having active protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.
If the Judge rules that the defendant in fact forfeited his DACA status he makes ICE and the President happy and incurs disdain from his fellow Federal Judges out on the Coast and beyond. If he rules for the defendant he gets overturned by the US Supreme Court.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff