Monday, June 26, 2017

Supreme Court reinstates a portion of Trump's Muslim travel ban before it considers the entire policy in the fall.

Courtesy of WaPo: 

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to allow a limited version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect and will consider in the fall the president’s broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raises fundamental issues of national security and religious discrimination. 

The court made an important exception: It said the ban “may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” 

In the unsigned opinion, the court said that a foreign national who wants to visit or live with a family member would have such a relationship, and so would students from the designated countries — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — who were admitted to a U.S. university. 

The court said it would hear the case when it reconvenes in October. But it also indicated in the ruling that things may change dramatically by then. It asked the parties to address whether the case would be moot by the time it hears it; the ban is supposed to be a temporary one while the government reviews its vetting procedures.

This part really concerns me: 

Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch would have let the ban take effect as written and objected to what they called the court’s “compromise.”

This means that three of the nine Justices already want to allow this ban to take effect, which also means they only need to convince two more and this clearly unconstitutional policy goes into effect just as it was written by Steve Bannon.

 I almost literally do not recognize the country we are living in anymore.


  1. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Sean Hannity just gave away that proof of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia is about to surface

    Hannity is known to speak privately with "Donald Trump on a regular basis, and seems to be willing to say anything on-air for Trump’s benefit. On Friday he took a new stance during his Fox News radio show (source). Hannity flat out stated that if the Trump campaign asked Russia to release the emails it hacked and stole from the Democratic Party, then the whole thing was some kind of patriotic act, and not collusion.
    In other words, Hannity is softening up his own audience for when the proof surfaces that the Trump campaign and Russia did collude on the stolen emails. Whether he’s been given the heads-up by Trump, or by the Russians, or by someone in the media, he knows that the proof is about to surface. It’s the same reason Trump is suddenly admitting Russia hacked the election, and trying to spin it into an Obama scandal. It’s also the same reason Russia is quickly taking Sergey Kislyak off the table: it wants him to no longer be the Russian Ambassador when the proof surfaces that he engineered the collusion."

    1. Anonymous5:35 PM

      Doom$day Defen$e:

  2. Anonymous9:07 AM

    We won! Good job President Trump on your victory keeping America safe.

  3. Anonymous9:29 AM

    Make America Great Again

    Keep America Safe

    1. Anonymous12:29 PM

      Hey you stupid Trumoeteers! Maybe if you think 3-5 million people voted illegally for Hillary perhaps we should investigate the entire 2016 election. Perhaps Hillary was the real winner of the electoral college. Dumbasses!

  4. Anonymous9:45 AM

    Fuck Donald Trump and Republicans. They are a horrible pox upon our nation. May they go down and hit their white hind ends hard when they reach the concrete! They are doing nothing to help our country and Americans.

    The rural crowd is going to be very, very sorry they supported him in the election! What a hard lesson they are going to learn!

  5. Anonymous10:40 AM

    I suspect that "reviewing the vetting process" is prioritized right up there with "Isis will be eliminated in 30 days".

    At any rate, I still don't grasp how useful the ban is when it doesn't include any of the countries actual terrorists have attacked us from. people who think this ban is meaningful are truly imbeciles.

    Trump is a clown.

    1. Anonymous12:23 PM

      LIKE THIS ONE? Cept it was PU$$Y>

    2. Anonymous1:29 PM

      el·dritch clown

  6. Anonymous12:09 PM

    I 2nd your notion as I do not recognize what is going on in this country too. It's been a slow almost unnoticeable shift, but here we are. We saw the signs but never thought it would end up this way.

  7. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Eat $hit! "leaving 'T'on$ of food to rot in fields."

    1. Anonymous1:38 PM

      #ShitHappens You GO#2 Girl.

  8. Those three were a given.

    Roberts is becoming the wild card now.

    Even with Gorsucks it's still 4/4 with Kennedy a flip flopper.

    But I notice the position is having an effect on Roberts. He isn't reliably blindly conservative anymore.

    Now Kennedy, Breyer and Ginsburg just have to stay healthy enough for a Democrat to the oval office. (Fox News is already speculating that Kennedy might retire. If he does Trump will nominate another right wing Deplorable and then Roberts becomes the tie breaker. That is not good. That is bad. Very bad.)

    It better be in 2020. If not, you're going to have a right wing Supreme Court for the next 15-25 years. You're looking at 5-4, 6-3 or even 7-2 for the next 20-30 years or more.

    The DCCC doesn't seem to be taking any of this very seriously.

    1. Anonymous3:21 PM

      What she said.

    2. Anonymous5:33 PM

  9. Anonymous5:40 PM

    OT? BLM!

    "Jacksonville black man ticketed for crossing street without identification"lorida Statute 322.15, which carries a $136 fine, “Every licensee shall have his or her driver license, which must be fully legible with no portion of such license faded, altered, mutilated, or defaced, in his or her immediate possession at all times when operating a motor vehicle and shall present or submit the same upon the demand of a law enforcement officer or an authorized representative of the department.”

    Shipman wasn’t operating a motor vehicle

    Read more here:

  10. Anonymous6:00 PM

    I say electing a reality TV star President is way beyond a subtle sign, it is a five alarm warning, there are a lot of wrong thinking people in this country. The Apprentice Washington DC style is no way to run this country but your family, friends and neighbors can not seem to understand this. We should be very afraid.

  11. Anonymous8:30 PM

    You can bet Trump is crowing, strutting, and preening, pretending he has won the whole shebang--but he hasn't, and I suspect this fall will prove that he wants religious discrimination.

  12. You're going to be seeing a lot of the "Triad of Evil".

    "Conservative Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented, saying the lower court decision should not have been reversed."

  13. Anonymous10:08 PM


  14. I find it more than curious that DJT wants a travel ban while claiming it is necessary to protect and save American lives. Yet, DJT supports the Republicans'healthcare coverage legislation which will kill untold numbers of Americans. DUPLICITOUS!!


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