(OR: Liberals appoint political activists.)
Rooster wants to discuss Judge Gonzalo Curiel and Donald Trump. You know Trump is taking a lot of heat from many corners about his calling Judge Curiel a Mexican. First, we know he meant to say that Curiel was a bias judge in favor of liberal causes especially in favor of Mexicans and against gringos like Trump. That is what he should have said. Just saying Mexican implies that the Judge is a citizen of Mexico and that was clearly not what he meant.
After 54 years of being in the legal profession, in many capacities, Rooster has some ability to make intelligent decisions about its goings on. Rooster has always been a Constitutionalist which means he is labeled a conservative. Liberals are not so aligned. During his many years before the legal Bar he has observed the difference between conservative and liberal appointees. The general rule is that liberals appoint political activists. Conservatives appoint some political activists, but mostly Judges who are deeply committed to supporting the concept of the law, which includes the Constitution. That is a fact of life.
Judge Curiel, educated in Indiana, went into private practice for 10 years. After that extensive time on his own he took up Governmental employment. This is a first indicator of his political bent. The private sector was not his love. Public employment is so much easier for the liberal. In time he was appointed to the U.S. District Court by very left leaning President Obama. Another strong indicator of his true beliefs. Not once has Obama appointed a conservative. Most have always obtained Obamas favor when they have a history of political activism. Another strong indication. While he was in Southern California Curiel either joined or assisted the Hispanic National Bar Association, La Raza (The Race) lawyers, Latino Judge Association, and the National Hispanic Prosecutors Association. More than just being liberal, he clearly shows that he separated himself from the normal, and accepted the Mexican heritage as being different. This is not blending in. This is stranding out and standing out for a fight of Mexican heritage vs everybody else. In his defense he was appointed by Gov. Swartznegger. Although this actor was a GOP in name only. He surrounded himself with liberals, and most of his appointees were that as well.
Looking at the case you need to understand, Trump had nothing to do with its beginning. Now Trump University was not headquartered in California, yet the plaintiff sued in California, and received from Judge Curiel the right to make the case a Class Action. This is not easy. Way too often a class action is not brought for the issue, but brought as a sledgehammer to extort something from the Defendant. Finally Trump University, a separate Corporation, is put on the defensive. Now Trump is a candidate and makes statements against illegal Mexican invaders. The University lawyers try to force the cases issue to the service, by a variety of internal motions, and the Judge blocks their efforts. The accumulated evidence, both for and against the University, is probably more neutral than negative, but someone tells the Washington Post (a very liberal paper) to make a motion to have it all released. To do so is very unusual during a pending case, because a good judges will not want to prejudice the case with uncontrolled publications. Curiel sees no problem and does release all the evidence of the pending case. The lawyers who brought the case have a long track record of working for the Clintons.
All in all this is so typical of liberal Judges. They refuse to follow the rules of conduct and they refuse to just be a good fair judge protective of the cases before them and protective of the litigant’s rights. They want to make a statement.
Trump walked into this one thinking the ground rules were on a level playing field and they were and are not. He then attacked and misstated his real complaint. It is not Mexicans, it is liberal common sense deficient people. In this case it just happened to be both. PROTEST: Fly the Betsy Ross flag. It is the one flag where all the States supported the Constitution. Wc: 679: Rooster Bradford gives up all rights to this article and seeks no compensation for its use. May 2016