Washington Post writer Ruth Marcus ripped rival President Donald Trump in her column recently.
Her piece was titled, “Trump detests ‘losers,’ but he’s the courtroom loser-in-chief.”
As Marcus claimed,“For President Trump, ‘loser’ is a special term of derision. Here’s a real loser, though: Trump himself, in court. The administration’s remarkable string of litigation losses is clear and measurable. Its legal positions tend to the extreme; its efforts to implement them are regularly shoddy. Judges aren’t having it — even Republican-appointed judges.”
“These are not your previous Republican presidents’ very conservative judges. Elliot Mincberg of the liberal group People for the American Way has identified more than 100 cases in which the position of Trump judges was so extreme that judges nominated by previous Republican presidents broke with them.
But notwithstanding these eager foot soldiers in the conservative legal battle, the administration’s record in the federal courts remains gratifyingly dismal.”
Trump fares even worse at the lower court level, she argued.
“The New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity has calculated that just 14 percent of the Trump administration’s regulatory actions were upheld against challenges in the lower courts — the rest were blocked or withdrawn.”
“Trump’s recent predecessors have tended to win on regulatory matters at least 60 percent of the time.”
Marcus dubbed the census case possibly “the most flagrantly unlawful action of all.”
She announced, “Trump’s proclamation that ‘it is the policy of the United States to exclude from the apportionment base aliens who are not in a lawful immigration status’ cannot change that. It is a losing argument, from a chronic loser.”