When the GOP overwhelmingly managed to push President Trump’s middle class tax cuts past obstructionist Democrats, it seemed like America was one step closer to being great again. Unfortunately, a Muslim judge serving on the 9th District Court of Appeals singlehandedly threw a wrench in the gears.
Mohammad Shalamma al-Allahalla, who has served on the court for under three months, heard arguments that the tax cuts “unfairly favor the rich” and he agreed with that position, canceling out more than $350 million in savings for families making between $75k and $150k per year.
According to the Wall Street Journal’s law blog, the provisions eliminated by al-Allahalla “do not actually address tax cuts for wealthier Americans, but instead would add “numerous breaks for the middle class had the breaks not been declared unconstitutional.”
It’s a complete mystery why a federal judge would rule this way, but this will almost certainly head to the Supreme Court where this terrible decision will be overturned.
More than 83% of the 9th Circuit Court’s decisions are overturned on appeal or through the use of higher courts.
It’s worth asking why a Muslim, who is beholden to Sharia Law and not U.S. Law, is serving as a judge on a higher court anyway, but maybe it’s time for that to end.