Remove Judge Chutkan from Trump Case

Resolution 2023-11C - The Alameda County Republican Party Central Committee, resolved:


  • the Code of Conduct for United States Judges serves as an ethical canon for all federal judges to abide by, guiding them on their duties on and off the bench.
  • Judge Chutkan’s comments and activities on and off the bench violate all 5 canons of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges; namely,
    • calling into question the integrity and independence of the judiciary;
    • presenting impropriety and the appearance of impropriety;
    • failing to perform the duties of the office fairly, impartially, and diligently;
    • engaging in extrajudicial activities inconsistent with the obligations of the office; and
    • engaging in political activity,"
  • public comments by Judge Chutkan from the bench, raise significant doubts about her impartiality and thus ability to handle the case of Donald J. Trump, the candidate who is now, and has been leading substantially in all polls for the Republican nomination for President in 2024. 
  • Judge Chutkan has twice issued a gag order, that has temporarily been put on hold since it has been appealed by Trump to a higher court, attempting to bar President Trump from exercising his First Amendment right of free speech that would deny Trump AND others from making any public statements that criticize the Special Counsel or his staff who are prosecuting this case.
  • Judge Chutkan, on October 31, 2023 went so far as to deny the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), no friend of Trump, from filing a brief in the case attacking the gag order as an unconstitutional infringement of Trump's first amendment rights
  • these actions and statements by Judge Chutkan deny the basic principle of justice in the United States, that all people when charged are considered, "innocent till proven guilty," and not "guilty till proven innocent."


The Alameda County Republican Party Central Committee Calls For:

  • Removal of Judge Chutkan from this case
  • President Trump's Constitutional Rights to be Fully Respected and Upheld.

Published 11/15/2023