Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Judge Who Blocked Trump’s Sanctuary City Executive Order Is A Major Obama Bundler
Federal Judge William Orrick III, who on Tuesday blocked an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on so-called sanctuary cities, was a major donor to and bundler for former President Barack Obama.
Orrick issued the order on Tuesday which blocked the Trump administration from denying federal funds to sanctuary cities San Francisco and Santa Clara. The same day, Fox News reported that Orrick was a bundler for Obama and raised at least $200,000 for the former president.
Orrick's bundling for Obama and donations of over $30,000 to groups supporting Obama were revealed by the Federalist in 2015, after the judge gained attention for issuing a restraining order against an organization that filmed undercover footage of Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of fetal organs.