POSTED ON MARCH 16, 2017, 12:47 PM2 MINS
3.Jackson’s legendary reply to this court order was, “John Marshall (the Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court) has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”
5.15,000 Cherokee Indians were forced from their own land at gunpoint and forced to march west. At least, 4,000 Cherokees died during this forced march that was later known as the “Trail of Tears”.
President Donald Trump may want to avoid taking legal advice from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
After a federal judge on Wednesday ordered a hold on Trump’s revised travel ban, Huckabee urged the President to ignore the ruling, citing Andrew Jackson’s refusal to enforce an 1832 Supreme Court decision affirming the sovereignty of the Cherokee Nation.
According to Huckabee, this is a solid historical precedent.
“Hoping @POTUS tells Hawaii judge what Andrew Jackson told overreaching court,” Huckabee wrote on Twitter. “I’ll ignore it and let the court enforce their order.”