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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Supreme Court dodges travel ban trap

The nine justices at the Supreme Court escaped having to decide the travel ban case, as time expired on President Trump's executive orders calling for 90-day and 120-day moratoriums on travel with six countries.

Justices can read calendars.

In June, justices lifted injunctions on his orders, and scheduled hearings for October -- which was after the expiration date of his orders.

Basically, they struck down the lower court orders without having to explain why.

They don't have to.

From NPR:
Over the weekend, the Trump administration issued a new update to its travel ban, which had been poised to expire. While the initial executive orders had applied only to majority-Muslim countries, the new order also includes North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, bringing the number of countries under the ban to eight. The other six are Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia.
The Supreme Court had planned to hear arguments over the cases in October, deciding in June that parts of the president's revised travel ban should be in effect while the issue is pending.
As we reported at the time, "Trump's revised executive order was put on hold by lower court judges in Hawaii and Maryland in March, hours before it was set to take effect. Two federal appeals courts left those nationwide injunctions in place, setting up one final appeal for the Trump administration."
Iraq and Sudan, which had been included in earlier White House orders, were left out of the new ban that Trump signed on Sunday.
President Trump is not picking these countries out of his hat.

Those 17 intelligence agencies we have are.

You see, with him as president they no longer are snooping on political opponents of the president.

This gives them time to work on national security.

Notice all the holier-than-thou people who condemned him in January are silent on this ban?

Back in January, we had this:
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement today on the President’s executive order on immigration:
“Our government has a responsibility to defend our borders, but we must do so in a way that makes us safer and upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation. 
“It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted. We are particularly concerned by reports that this order went into effect with little to no consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security. 
“Such a hasty process risks harmful results. We should not stop green-card holders from returning to the country they call home. We should not stop those who have served as interpreters for our military and diplomats from seeking refuge in the country they risked their lives to help. And we should not turn our backs on those refugees who have been shown through extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to our nation, and who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them women and children.
“Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism. At this very moment, American troops are fighting side-by-side with our Iraqi partners to defeat ISIL. But this executive order bans Iraqi pilots from coming to military bases in Arizona to fight our common enemies. Our most important allies in the fight against ISIL are the vast majority of Muslims who reject its apocalyptic ideology of hatred. This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country. That is why we fear this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.”



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  1. The statement put out by the two homos was just easy virtue signaling that meant as much to them as telling their constituents that they would overturn Obamacare. Nothing those clowns say means anything. Start kicking out any establishment idiots in your districts, dudes, its time to clean house.

  2. Lifted from above:

    This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country.

    I favor a Constitutional Amendment against any people group WHO REFUSE TO ASSIMILATE.

  3. Nice that you bought this up, Don. The player takeover of the NFL is in full force so that's what takes the media's attention. One thing at a time with whining - anyone that's raised children understands the mentality.

    I don't understand what is going on here, other then it's political madness. Carter, Reagan and Obama put temporary bans on people coming in from other countries, when the threats to Americans were far less then they are today. Yet we heard nothing about it, because it was clearly delineated in law that the POTUS had the right to do that.

    I'm sure we have not heard the last of this, and I'm equally sure that President Trump is winning and will continue to win.

    - Ken

  4. The lefties are all-in for the NFL players; no time for anything else. Until maybe Wednesday.