At the same time lower level judges often make calls that are wrong in retrospect, that is why we have an appeals process.
Anyways, technically speaking the executive agencies of government don’t really have to obey the judicial part of government, even legally speaking, until a writ of mandamus is issued IIRC.
It’s sort of like you can break the rules until you are called on it.
And then you can continue to break the rules for awhile yet if you work the appeals process correctly.
The fact is the police couldn’t meet the 24 hour arraignment rule because of lack of manpower. Public safety, which is the police’s area of protection, demands that we don’t start letting criminals free just because the police have been swamped by a deluge of crime.
Imagine if a man was caught red handed murdering someone, but couldn’t be arraigned for 24+ hours because of a deluge of paperwork. Sometimes public safety overrules the judiciary. There is a long history of such action in the United States and in many cases it is found completely acceptable and we all get off none the worse for wear.
For example during one of the great fires of the last century (I think it was in SF) a local general illegally tore down half the city to create firebreaks. He also without any authority arrested and detained anyone who got in his way. Sometimes the safety of the public requires quick action and you have to let the courts and legal system sort itself out afterwards.
In general government has tried to deal with such issues via laws giving immediate emergency powers to executive parts of the government. But sometimes we don’t prepare enough before hand.
And the simple fact is the office of President is extremely important to the United States, and the President (separating “the Presidency” from George Bush the man) isn’t something we can afford to wantonly risk just because a bleeding heart judge feels like doing so.