Obama Admin Blocked Iranian Judge

In 2015, immigration Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor sued the United States Department of Justice after it forced her to recuse herself from “all immigration cases involving Iranians.”

According to reporting from NPR, Obama’s DOJ first became “concerned with the appearance of impropriety” after Tabaddor — who is of Iranian descent — attended a 2012 White House meeting with other high-profile Iranian-Americans.

NPR states that before signing off on her attending the meeting, Tabaddor’s DOJ superiors recommended she recuse herself from any future cases involving Iranian nationals, yet when she returned to Los Angeles after the summit, that recommendation “became an official order.”

National Association of Immigration Judges president Dana Leigh Marks confirmed to NPR that the DOJ’s demands of Tabaddor “[appeared] to be discriminatory based on her Iranian heritage.”
NPR’s Richard Gonzales noted that although immigration cases are assigned at random, “sometimes the parties will ask that a judge recuse him or herself if they suspect a conflict of interest or bias.”

“According to Judge Tabaddor’s lawsuit, no one [had] accused her of bias,” he added. “Instead, Justice Department officials were concerned with the appearance of impropriety.”

The DOJ eventually settled with Tabaddor for $200,000 and promised to “review its recusal policies” back in November of 2015.

Recently, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has received heavy, bi-partisan criticism for comments he has made about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the Mexican-American federal judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit.

Trump had argued that Curiel — “who is proud of his heritage” — should recuse himself from hearing the case because his immigration platform poses an “inherent conflict of interest.”

http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/10/the-obama-admin-blocked-an-iranian-american-judge-from-hearing-iranian-immigration-cases

LOL.

Reminds me when that judge in Florida took money from Donald Trump and then decided not to pursue the Trump University case. Good thing Obama avoided that conflict of interest with the Iranian.

An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

Picture of the judge, she could hold me in contempt...

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Picture of the judge, she could hold me in contempt...




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attjack - Reminds me when that judge in Florida took money from Donald Trump and then decided not to pursue the Trump University case. Good thing Obama avoided that conflict of interest with the Iranian.

You thought Trump made a racist comment about the judge but the Obama admin actually blocked a judge just for being Iranian. Are they also racist?

bonnie - An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

That doesn't matter. Both said that their nationality/race could effect their ruling.

Obama admin blocked the Iranian judge just for being Iranian. The judge Trump made comments about is an open borders activist , a member of La Raza, and more.

The left will bring up (deflect) Trump in 3....2....1...

 

Oh wait, they already beat the count down!!!!!

Dissident -
bonnie - An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

That doesn't matter. Both said that their nationality/race could effect their ruling.

Obama admin blocked the Iranian judge just for being Iranian. The judge Trump made comments about is an open borders activist , a member of La Raza, and more.

Is the Trump case about immigration or open borders? Phone Post 3.0

From the NPR report on November 3, 2015:

The case raised a few eyebrows in the legal community. Ira Kurzban, who teaches immigration law at the University of Miami, said the government's case "made no sense."

"If one takes this to the logical conclusion, then any African-American judge should never hear any case of any person from the Caribbean or Africa. Or any Jewish judge should never hear a case from Israel who's Jewish," said Kurzban.

A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said the department had no comment.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/03/454394225/government-settles-lawsuit-filed-by-iranian-american-judge

Ha-ha wow Phone Post 3.0

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Dissident -
bonnie - An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

That doesn't matter. Both said that their nationality/race could effect their ruling.

Obama admin blocked the Iranian judge just for being Iranian. The judge Trump made comments about is an open borders activist , a member of La Raza, and more.

Is the Trump case about immigration or open borders? Phone Post 3.0


This is what bothers me about the right.  We have a perfect example of someone who should have been aborted yet they're all hung up on this Pro-Life thing.

David@accu -
HereWeAre - 
Dissident -
bonnie - An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

That doesn't matter. Both said that their nationality/race could effect their ruling.

Obama admin blocked the Iranian judge just for being Iranian. The judge Trump made comments about is an open borders activist , a member of La Raza, and more.

Is the Trump case about immigration or open borders? Phone Post 3.0


This is what bothers me about the right.  We have a perfect example of someone who should have been aborted yet they're all hung up on this Pro-Life thing.

Har har har.

This case has nothing to do with immigration or borders so the fact that the judge is a member of a Hispanic lawyers group isn't a conflict. Phone Post 3.0

HereWeAre - 
Dissident -
bonnie - An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

That doesn't matter. Both said that their nationality/race could effect their ruling.

Obama admin blocked the Iranian judge just for being Iranian. The judge Trump made comments about is an open borders activist , a member of La Raza, and more.

Is the Trump case about immigration or open borders? Phone Post 3.0


come on now. 



No, the case isn't about borders but it is a conflict of interest.  He would be deciding the fate of someone who potentially has the power to stop everything this judge is fighting for. 



It's the same reason potential jurors are not chosen if it's discovered there is a link or a conflict of interest with the defendant.

HereWeAre -
Dissident -
bonnie - An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

That doesn't matter. Both said that their nationality/race could effect their ruling.

Obama admin blocked the Iranian judge just for being Iranian. The judge Trump made comments about is an open borders activist , a member of La Raza, and more.

Is the Trump case about immigration or open borders? Phone Post 3.0

The point of my second paragraph was that the Trump judge also has strong political beliefs that could make him biased. Obama blocked a judge just for being Iranian.

Also, the judge's bar association called for a boycott of all of Trump's business ventures and also to target them.

Soup and Beer -
HereWeAre - 
Dissident -
bonnie - An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

That doesn't matter. Both said that their nationality/race could effect their ruling.

Obama admin blocked the Iranian judge just for being Iranian. The judge Trump made comments about is an open borders activist , a member of La Raza, and more.

Is the Trump case about immigration or open borders? Phone Post 3.0


come on now. 



No, the case isn't about borders but it is a conflict of interest.  He would be deciding the fate of someone who potentially has the power to stop everything this judge is fighting for. 



It's the same reason potential jurors are not chosen if it's discovered there is a link or a conflict of interest with the defendant.

There's a huge difference between jury selection and the judicial code of ethics that judges have to abide by.

If Trump's attorneys think there is a conflict let them file a motion for recusal. Until then this is all bullshit posturing from Trump as usual. Phone Post 3.0

Dissident -
bonnie - An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

That doesn't matter. Both said that their nationality/race could effect their ruling.

Obama admin blocked the Iranian judge just for being Iranian. The judge Trump made comments about is an open borders activist , a member of La Raza, and more.

Obama didn't do anything.

It was the DOJ that told Tabaddor to recuse herself from cases involving Iranians. The DOJ can do that because immigration judges are DOJ employees, not real federal judges. 

Tabaddor thought the DOJ's order was wrong, so she filed a lawsuit in a federal court (with a real federal judge). Following the lawsuit, the DOJ caved, changed it's stance, and paid a settlement. 

So I'm not seeing how any of this is relevant to Trump and Curiel (who is a real federal judge). If anything it shows that Trump's allegation of a conflict of interest is wrong.

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The left will bring up (deflect) Trump in 3....2....1...



 



Oh wait, they already beat the count down!!!!!

The OP was a reference to Trump. Plus all you guys have your panties in a preemptive wad so it is just a lot of fun to pour sand in your vaginas. Get used to it! Phone Post 3.0

Dissident -
HereWeAre -
Dissident -
bonnie - An immigration judge is a bureaucrat who works in the DOJ, which is part of the executive branch.

A federal judge -- who needs to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate -- interprets what the law is, and is part of the judicial branch. Phone Post 3.0

That doesn't matter. Both said that their nationality/race could effect their ruling.

Obama admin blocked the Iranian judge just for being Iranian. The judge Trump made comments about is an open borders activist , a member of La Raza, and more.

Is the Trump case about immigration or open borders? Phone Post 3.0

The point of my second paragraph was that the Trump judge also has strong political beliefs that could make him biased. Obama blocked a judge just for being Iranian.

Also, the judge's bar association called for a boycott of all of Trump's business ventures and also to target them.

Then he should shut his mouth and file a motion to refuse the judge. If that's denied and he loses the case because of some impropriety by the judge then he should appeal the decision to a higher court coming the judge's bias as grounds.

But he won't do that because his attorneys no there isn't a conflict and Trump just wants to talk shit as usual. Phone Post 3.0