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Liberal judge opposes Trump

Look at this. Liberal federal judge in Brooklyn rules against Trump’s lawful executive order, although only as it applies to people who already landed at an airport.

The bad news is that the Supreme Court is now split 4-4, (remember U.S. v. Texas [2016]?) and a 4-4 decision can’t overrule an anti-Trump appellate court.

Remember I warned you before how a liberal Supreme Court would enforce open borders. It’s a good thing that Republicans in Congress had the backbone to keep the seat open until Trump took office.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 28, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Posted in Law

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  1. It’s going to be very interesting to see how this plays out in the federal courts.

    Two in the Bush

    January 28, 2017 at 11:26 PM

  2. supposedly customs is ignoring the order. I think Bannon and Miller deliberately baited the judge into this.

    It is very unclear exactly what is going on right now.

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 28, 2017 at 11:34 PM

  3. This executive order seems haphazardly applied anyways. It makes little sense..

    7 nations, most of which don’t have any history of terrorism. I certainly want more stringent immigration restrictions, mostly for fiscal reasons, but this isn’t a way to it. This is an emergency exec order which affected green card holders and students just going in and out of America as if there was some national threat.

    It shouldn’t have been made active immediately.

    I’m just not seeing the rationale for doing something like this, unless the Trump administration just wanted to get a rise out of liberals.


    January 29, 2017 at 12:30 AM

    • Why shouldn’t it be active immediately? How foolhardy did these foreigners have to be, to travel overseas when they knew Trump was about to take office? They had nearly 3 months to prepare. He said, publicly and repeatedly, that he would issue a ban like this. It comes as no surprise to anyone.

      Also from a negotiation perspective it makes no sense to start with anything but the most stringent order justifiable. Let the open-borders leftists try to talk him down, in the courts or in the legislature, but don’t just give them the watered down version to start.


      January 29, 2017 at 2:55 PM

  4. We need updates. Customs ignoring the court order is huge an unprecedented. NeoGaf freaking out.

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 29, 2017 at 1:23 AM

    • Remember I warned you before how a liberal Supreme Court would enforce open borders.

      Yes and all the Trucon/never trump scum must NEVER be allowed to forget it!!


      If they had gotten their way Hillary would be president, the Supreme Court would be doomed, the media would be gloating, all these protestors would be ecstatic and the leaders of the opposition would be McCain/Graham/McConnell and Ryan. Can you believe it!

      Can we really appreciate what Trump has done?

      NeoGaf freaking out.

      How did you ever find these guys?

      And now Steve Bannon on the NSC for them to freak out about.


      January 29, 2017 at 2:12 AM

      • The real irony is that more Islamic terrorism in America signifies further expansion of the police/surveillance state, essentially creating more jobs for proles in law enforcement and anti-terrorism, where manufacturing is no longer a viable industry for working class American Whites.

        Only fools think politicos are on their side, when they operate like chief operating officers in a corporation who only become well meaning/generous when it only benefits them.


        January 29, 2017 at 1:16 PM

      • @ JS

        Do you think terrorism was creating many security jobs for prole Americans, while Obama was president?


        January 29, 2017 at 3:01 PM

      • The real irony is that you still don’t understand the broken windows fallacy and continue to post your economically illiterate drivel.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        January 29, 2017 at 3:11 PM

      • The broken windows fallacy applied to a 19th century economy. In a 21st century post-scarcity economy, things don’t work that way.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 29, 2017 at 4:06 PM

    • I’d imagine Customs is overwhelmingly liberal, like the rest of USG. Are they ignoring it because they think it hurts Trump? A lot of the stuff (the director, MIT students, etc) smells a bit like the political theater USG likes to pull during “government shutdowns.”


      January 29, 2017 at 2:50 AM

      • Wrong, they are not liberal. They are proles and as law enforcement types are conservative Trump voters. It’s not a prestigious place to work like the CIA.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 29, 2017 at 9:29 AM

      • Lion is totally correct. The border control folks are prole law enforcement types (probably the higher ups are Libs, but they will be tossed soon, if they haven’t been already). They have been utterly demoralized for decades, and particularly under Obama who basically said “stop doing your job.” They don’t want to stop; they want to protect America and do the job they signed up for.

        There’s already been reports — from the unions no less!! — that morale is soaring under Trump. These guys are being unleashed, and they are psyched about it. For eight years THEY were handcuffed, instead of them cuffing the invading hordes. Trump is letting them loose and they’re going to be like a horde of Viking warriors.

        What a glorious time we are living in.


        January 29, 2017 at 11:43 AM

      • Some conservative types make the mistake of assuming that everyone who works for the government is a liberal socialist. The majority of government workers are proles doing the very opposite of prestigious work and are mostly apolitical, but are the very type of prole whites (where the government workers are white) who voted for Trump.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 29, 2017 at 11:54 AM

      • Liberal or conservative, it’s all BS I tell yah.

        What drives Americans, especially proles, is the same why makes Yakov wake up early the next day after Shabbos.

        Proles join law enforcement not because they really love protecting America. They are drawn to the salaries and perks, and law enforcement is one of the few sectors left for them that provides them with a living wage.

        Alt-Right spokesperson Richard Spencer is not even close to being your run in the mill prole. The guy is upset, due to a lack of prestigious fake make work, where the pie has been chipped away in favor of racial minorities, after the most well-connected of Whites get their lion’s share.


        January 29, 2017 at 12:19 PM

      • JS is very much correct here. It used to be the upper middle class and middle class would look down on lower middle class guidos and irish who compose the bulk of firefighters and police forces because they suck off the public teet. Now the two are somewhat in alignment because they have a common enemy in the multicultural kebab state.

        We have bigger problems now than internal class divisions between whites.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        January 29, 2017 at 3:15 PM

      • You need to differentiate between line and staff personnel. In almost any organization, government or private business, staff personnel tend to fall way to the left of line personnel when it comes to politics.


        January 29, 2017 at 3:15 PM

      • Must be annoying for Customs agents to spend the whole day watching illegal immigrants get in claiming refugee status, asylee status, and getting out the airport on technicalities.


        January 29, 2017 at 5:16 PM

  5. Post from DKos: “Pence is the architect of this entire administration fiasco. He has picked every appointee, he has organized every executive order with Bannon and he has been calling the shots while the Twitterer-in-Chief has been watching TV and reacting to pictures of his poorly attended inauguration. Pence is smarter than you are. He’s managed to become the Vice President of the United States and to fly largely under the radar despite the fact that he is pretty much one of the most abhorrent elected officials in the history of this country. He strength is partially due to the fact that people like you underestimate his abilities.”

    another: “Yeah, plus the courts. This is what happened with another “Imperial Presidency,” for those who don’t remember Nixon. It’s been a long time since slavery fan Andy Jackson was able to defy a court. No one’s going to mess with U.S. Marshals (who way outrank CPB), and the entire federal judiciary system today. Ch(r)ump, Bannon & Co. have only been there a week, and chaos ensues. The establishment R’s aren’t going to keep backing this for two or four more years. They must be shitting shrapnel after one week like this. Like talent, incompetence will out, and is. As I said, the bigger and sooner a disaster he is, the better for democrats and the country in the mid and long term (barring nuclear or other wars.) Maybe we can even get rid of McConnell, Ryan and entrenched R’s who are the much worse, decades long problem.”

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 29, 2017 at 2:15 AM

    • Almost all federal marshals adore Trump, I’m sure. Those guys choose to spend basically all their time hunting down NAM criminals, and sometimes being shot at by those criminals.

      They will drag their feet if ordered to get in Trump’s way.


      January 29, 2017 at 2:35 PM

  6. A judge reversing the ban just puts the ball back in Trump’s court. All he has to do is wait for an other episode of Sudden Jihad Syndrome to tweet “I told you so!”


    January 29, 2017 at 2:32 AM

    • Nobody knows how long that could take, and there might be a chilling effect on terrorism already. Jihadists may be afraid their families will be deported, since Trump said as much during the campaign.

      He needs to push through his SCOTUS appointment, post-haste. The judiciary is his biggest weakness, as things stand. Nobody has a longer history of pushing leftist policy on the people, than they do.


      January 29, 2017 at 2:43 PM

  7. They are using the 1965 immigration law in their defense. All we have to do is repeal the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and revert back to the Emergency Qouta Act of 1921. Easy peasy. Case closed.


    January 29, 2017 at 2:42 AM

    • How about a new act called NO MORE DAMN IMMIGRANTS.


      January 29, 2017 at 6:04 PM

  8. The WH expected this EO to be overturned. This executive order was just a diversion to keep attention away from important things – Russia, where the KGB just killed the US asset who has been leaking info about how Trump is compromised; allowing Bannon to stage his coup at the National Security Council; and keeping the media from discussing the fact that the White House just officially delinked the Holocaust from the Jews (in a normal news cycle that would have been a week worth of debate itself). Trump has the left running around in circles worrying about fairly small potatoes while Bannon plays the long game.

    And as always, Trump is pushing the boundaries to see who is loyal. Trump just committed an extraordinary action that Pence and Ryan condemned in scathing terms less than 12 months ago, but now both of them haven’t uttered a word in dissent. That is what Trump wants to know. He is testing the waters.

    Peter Akuleyev

    January 29, 2017 at 3:42 AM

    • and keeping the media from discussing the fact that the White House just officially delinked the Holocaust from the Jews (in a normal news cycle that would have been a week worth of debate itself)

      A really great victory for antisemites (assuming it wasn’t just another radar-scrambling decoy, which it was cause there’s kind of a link between the Holocaust and Jews).

      At the rate you idiots are “winning” against the Jews, every American antisemite such as yourself, Unz, Sailer, Buchanan, Spencer and his gay lover, and the rest of that assortment of dunces is going to end up being gassed to death in a new, renovated Auschwitz by Yaakov:

      Meet the Jews in Donald Trump’s administration

      Jared Kushner

      David Friedman

      Jason Greenblatt

      Steven Mnuchin

      Stephen Miller

      Carl Icahn

      Gary Cohn

      Boris Epshteyn

      David Shulkin

      Reed Cordish

      Avrahm Berkowitz

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 29, 2017 at 4:26 PM

      • Um, Ron Unz himself is Jewish. I once met him at a workshop for Jewish conservatives in Washington DC back in 1994.


        January 29, 2017 at 8:03 PM

      • @ TUJ

        The Jews in the admin must not agree with you about the statement being anti-semitic, since they gave it a pass. Perhaps they even meant it later, when they said they wanted to be “inclusive” and acknowledge all the victims.


        January 29, 2017 at 8:05 PM

      • Um, Ron Unz himself is Jewish.

        For running his screwball antisemitic website he deserves excommunication, at least if I’ve interpreted Yakov correctly.

        The Jews in the admin must not agree with you about the statement being anti-semitic, since they gave it a pass. Perhaps they even meant it later, when they said they wanted to be “inclusive” and acknowledge all the victims.

        I don’t think the statement was antisemitic.

        I was calling Akyulev antisemitic for suggesting the Holocaust should be dissociated from the Jews(???). If more victims of it aside from Jews should be associated with it is one matter, but to say the Holocaust had no connection with the Jews is stupid.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 30, 2017 at 7:08 PM

  9. How is it possible for a judge invalidate or suspend an executive order? This always seems to be the liberal tactic – don’t like a law run to a liberal judge and get it invalidated. Aside from Obamacare (which they lost), conservatives never seem to do this (but maybe they should).

    I thought a Presidential executive order was an iron-clad rule of the land? But I guess that is not the case if the order violates a civil right; which is the argument in this case, right?

    E. Rekshun

    January 29, 2017 at 6:17 AM

    • No you’re right. Ann Coulter’s been tweeting that this judge is way out of line. DHS is still enforcing. The liberals can do nothing but pay for astroturf.

      Andrew E.

      January 29, 2017 at 10:25 AM

  10. Josh Blackman claims that the court decision covers only people who were already in transit to United States, when the executive order came into effect, and immigration law changed in the middle of their flight. The court order applies to those who are already in US jurisdiction at US airports etc. Executive order still prohibits aliens from boarding a plane to US.


    January 29, 2017 at 10:24 AM

  11. Trump controls the law enforcement apparatus, not the judges.


    January 29, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    • As Andrew Jackson once said, “The judge has made his decision, now let him enforce it!”

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

      January 29, 2017 at 3:18 PM

  12. I support Trump’s executive order. But I don’t think it should apply to green card holders and I do think its cruel to have someone fly into USA only to put them on a plane back. But some of that is Obama’s fault for rushing in so many refugees during his lame duck.

    The overall goal should be to eliminate illegal immigration and to reduce the insanely high LEGAL immigration of 1.1 million people a year. Its going to be hard task as even GOP politicians are fighting Trump for open borders. He is going to need a lot of grit to get this done/


    January 29, 2017 at 5:19 PM

  13. “The bad news is that the Supreme Court is now split 4-4, (remember U.S. v. Texas [2016]?) and a 4-4 decision can’t overrule an anti-Trump appellate court.”

    Federal appeals courts don’t move very quickly, so unless the Democrats in the Senate can manage to keep Trump’s soon-to-be-announced Supreme Court nominee from being confirmed for a very long time, the split ought to be resolved by the time it gets there.


    January 30, 2017 at 1:05 PM

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