So the 9th Circus Court of Appeals has ruled that the stay of Trumps Executive Order is to be held in place until the issue is heard and resolved in court. Essentially they are forcing open borders as long as any legal process is happening.
OK, IMHO we’re seeing the opening salvo of how the Democrats intend to use the legal system to block everything they can. Sue in as many venues as possible until one of them rule the way they like, then let it go up the appeals process in as slow a pace as possible.
One Talking Head on Fox Business said Trump can just write a new E.O. every day. I’m not so sure. Usually there’s an “And any substantially similar” clause in court actions blocking things. Is an E.O. different in that regard?
IMHO Trump hurt his own case by insulting a Judge while a case was being heard. Judges, in my experience, are vain, petty, sensitive, and with ego problems, so will have immediately wanted to side with a ‘fellow judge’. Oh Well.
One hopes the Senate realizes this game is afoot and gets the Supremes up to 9 as quickly as possible; using the Nuclear Option of a rules change if needed. This week would be nice… ( I know that functionally means tomorrow…)
IMHO the statute as read out (about a dozen times) in the White House Press Briefing could not be more clear. President can ban any entrance by any foreigner or any identifiable group of foreigners as he sees fit for purposes of US Safety.
Then there are those “High Tech” companies asserting they NEED free inflow of immigrants from those 6 countries or will suffer dire harm. Oh Really? And just how many C Programmers and Ph.D. Computer Science have you hired this year from Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iran & Iraq? Really. I doubt that number even rises to “one”. India is the center of that H1B Visa scam (and it is a scam) and India is not on the list.
So what’s a President to do? Guess I’d try writing an E.O. a day, each one ever more selective and precise. So one each for each country, specifically exempting green card holders. Then one exempting folks “approved” by the local embassy (what? No embassy in Iran? Oh, well…)
We will also get to see if the Senate has any brains left… In the “Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way” Trump is leading, Democrats are standing in the way, so Republicans, are you standing with the Democrats (and against the people…) or are you going to follow and support Trump? We’re watching…
So one time there was a movement to break up the 9th as it covers a huge area (set before all the people moved out here). Maybe it’s time to restart that. I’m sure places like Idaho, Montana, Arizona etc. would love to not have those clowns leading their legal parade. Maybe time to shrink it to just Washington, Oregon, and California… and maybe Hawaii. All the coastal places, and leave the inland areas to have their own appeals court.