Friday, July 14, 2017

"Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban"

Via Drudge: A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.

The decision is a fresh legal blow for the president just two weeks after a Supreme Court ruling allowed the administration to implement its travel ban against refugees and foreign nationals from six countries who have no connection to the U.S.

The justices said Mr. Trump’s administration couldn’t enforce the ban against people with bona fide relationships to people or organizations in the U.S. Days after, the Trump administration adopted a narrow view of what relationships counted for an exemption from the ban.

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13 comments:

chickelit said...

Was this a door the SC left open or is this a direct legal challenge of the SC by a lesser court? If the latter, I hope the response is swift and professionally injurious to the so-called judge in Hawaii.

bagoh20 said...

The SC screwed up by trying to ride the fence. It's fully within the President's authority as it was originally written, period. That should have been the full extent of the decision.

Just like when they found a way to make a penalty a tax, and other historic rewriting of the question before answering it. Their job is to decide constitutionality, not rewrite laws.

edutcher said...

"the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling"

More like it contradicted the Lefty agenda. This moron has yet to get the memo.

PS bag, if, as has been reported, Pissy was blackmailing Roberts, he now has the chance for a big "Up Yours". In any case, Gorsuch has changed the dynamics.

Leland said...

I agree with Bags, the SC left enough wriggle room on the bona fides for the Judge to avoid contempt of court, but he's earned my contempt. In laws, cousins, grandchildren do not represent bona fides. If you disagree, consider that all of those relations were not sufficient for Elian Gonzalez, and look how he was removed from the US.

Sixty Grit said...

Roberts needs to be removed from the bench. He is tainted.

Lem said...

You are right bags. But, an executive order is something less than a law passed by congress. At least that's what it seems to me. I could be wrong about that.

bagoh20 said...

Lets imagine that Trump declared by executive order that 2 + 2 = 4. Is there any question that judges could argue it endlessly and end up with a compromise explained in 2,000 words that would leave it open to dispute and leading to four-year-olds in blue states declared legal age for marriage?

AllenS said...

Trump needs to send all of those immigrants to Hawaii. Fill the place up with them.

edutcher said...

Lem said...

You are right bags. But, an executive order is something less than a law passed by congress. At least that's what it seems to me. I could be wrong about that.

EOs are intended to fill in gaps constituted law does not address. It has the weight of law (much like a SCUS decision).

PS Even Miss Lindsey concedes Trump could appoint as many as four justices to the Supreme Court.

5 if it comes out Roberts was blackmailed into throwing the big game.

edutcher said...

PPS SCUS has said it will address it for real this Fall, so our little Nip is grandstanding.

rhhardin said...

Judges gotta keep the haoli crap presidents in line.

Leland said...

Bags, have you seen the common core math curriculum; where sometimes 2 + 2 doesn't equal 4, because you should be estimating and thus the answer they wanted was 5?

ndspinelli said...

Alan, They could open up the old leper colony.