July 19th, 2017

SCOTUS mainly upholds the travel ban for now

See this at Legal Insurrection for some of the details. The gist of it is that “The majority stayed only part (as to refugees), but not the absurd expansive definition of close family used by the District Court.”

11 Responses to “SCOTUS mainly upholds the travel ban for now”

  1. n.n Says:

    So, it will be a [class] diversity judgment based on the degrees of consanguinity.

    It seems that a rational and principled alternative would be to offer priority placement for family, but would not preclude or reduce increased scrutiny when there is evidence of character alignment by individual, or social (e.g. community) and geographical proximity, or local incompetence or resistance to verify emigrant status.

  2. Manju Says:

    It been 6 months. Shouldn’t the “travel ban” be a moot point by now?

    IIRC, this was supposed to be just a stopgap measure until he “figures out whats going on” and puts more permanent “extreme vetting” procedures in place.

    We all know he wasn’t busy on HealthCare. There no wall for him to work on, let alone get Mexico to pay for. So, among his big promises, this is the biggest one left. What he hell is this guy doing?

  3. parker Says:

    Trump blithely assumed he could impose his business model on the political process, never realizing how crony capalist interactions with the political establishment (and the ‘swamp’ of the bureaucratic ‘deep state’) would not bend to his will once POTUS. His brash character got him the nomination and the office. But now he has to deal with sharks far more devious and blood thirsty than he imagined. Basically, he is way behind on the learning curve.

    I hope he learns to get ahead of learning curve after 6 months of wading through the ‘swamp’. I say ‘swamp’ because I see DC as a bordello in a swamp.

  4. Manju Says:

    “Bordello in a swamp”. That’s almost poetry, Parker. I’d like to hear Bob Dylan sing those words, perhaps as a serenade to the Nobel Committee.

  5. AesopFan Says:

    “Bordello in the swamp” cries out for a photo-shopped graphic, along with the music.

    As to the question of “why couldn’t Trump study the vetting during the stay?” — I don’t think I’ve seen it addressed in the ‘webz.

    On the other hand, if it’s already clear that some leftist judge somewhere will kibosh whatever vetting scheme you come up with anyway, why waste time until the SCOTUS puts some parameters in place?

    Also, I wouldn’t bet the studies are not being done; they just aren’t being leaked.

  6. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Rhetorical question: so if the Hawaii Federal district court judge engaged in an “absurd expansive definition of close family” WHY isn’t Congress impeaching him as incompetent?

    Why because as a group they’re just as corrupt and/or incompetent as he.

    But in the aggregate, they’re just a representation of the American public’s inability to elect wise governance.

  7. Matt_SE Says:

    In other news, John McCain has brain cancer.

    Predictably, there is an outpouring of good wishes for him and it seems inappropriate to criticize. Maybe I’m an SOB, but I’ve seen the people hurt by him and his ambitions, and I’m not in a warm and fuzzy mood.
    John McCain never killed anybody like Ted Kennedy, but he maimed a lot of people in various ways. I think quantity is the same as quality in that case.

    Maybe Neo-neocon might consider the “ethics of criticism” as a topic sometime soon.

  8. parker Says:

    What is clear if the lower courts have decided they are the rulers of our system of goverment, and they are authorized to rule. Long time ago to nip this in the bud.

  9. Ymar Sakar Says:

    What he hell is this guy doing?

    Too busy winning.

  10. Ymar Sakar Says:

    parker Says:
    July 19th, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Indeed, people have often said, so did I, that the Deep State in DC is too big for one guy, even King Trum, to fix by winning. But we were called cucks by the Alt Right, because they were too busy winning and crowing.

  11. Ymar Sakar Says:

    DC and Hollywood are the two capitals of evil on this continent. It will take more than one king or his army, to break their power. Especially since they cannot stand up to Lucifer’s Own.

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