The Supreme Court—led by Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion—put the brakes on President Trump’s call to repeal the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects about 700,000 from deportation.
Roberts, who earlier this week voted with liberal judges an the LGBT rights case, joined the court’s left again on Thursday, concluding that Trump's administration fell short of proving that President Obama’s 2012 executive order was an unconstitutional overreach from the White House.
Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” called out the decision and said Roberts “sold out the constitution again.”
“Roberts is a disaster,” he said. He continued, “It’s almost like having a “never-Trumper on the Supreme Court. Someone whose only job is to pretend to be one thing while always helping the other side.”
It was Roberts who, in 2018, opened up about Trump’s comment about a district court judge in San Francisco who temporarily blocked asylum applications for those who crossed the border illegally. Trump identified the judge as an “Obama judge.”
Roberts told the Associated Press, “We do not have Obamajudgeor Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”
Trump responded to the rare public rebuke, and tweeted that there are Obama judges “and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an “independent judiciary,” but if itis why are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are the vast number of those cases overturned.”
Trump took to Twitter after the court’s decision, and wrote, “Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?” He also called the DACA decision a “highly political one” that seems to not be based on the law—which gives the president “far more power than EVER anticipated.”
Sexton called Obama’s executive order unconstitutional.
Obama basically said he would employ the executive order because he could not grant Dreamers these rights through fiat, Sexton said.
So "Obama says, ‘I’m going to give them these rights under a flatly unconstitutional reading of what the president can do in the first place,’” Sexton said.