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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:39 am

The White House has labelled a judge’s decision to block Donald Trump’s travel ban “outrageous” and is set to launch an immediate appeal.

The US President’s ban on travellers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries was blocked by a federal judge on Friday after a challenge by Washington state, later backed by Minnesota. The ban, issued last week under the guise of making America safer, caused waves of protests around the world and caused chaos at US airports as travelers were detained.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer released a statement late Friday saying the government “will file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate.” Soon after, a revised statement was sent out that removed the word “outrageous”.

“The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people,” the statement said.

US District Judge James Robart in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order, ruling Washington and Minnesota had standing and said they showed their case was likely to succeed.

“The state has met its burden in demonstrating immediate and irreparable injury,” Robart said.

The Associated Press reported that it wasn’t immediately clear what happens next for people who had waited years to receive visas to come to America, however an internal email circulated among Homeland Security officials told employees to comply with the ruling immediately. About 60,000 people from the affected countries had their visas cancelled by the State Department.


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Post by nicko on Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:28 pm

Can a Judge overrule an elected president, Quill?
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Post by Original Quill on Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:43 pm

nicko wrote:Can a Judge overrule an elected president,   Quill?

Yes, definitely.  Under the holding of Marbury v. Madison, it is established that a Federal District Judge is the final arbiter of what is/is not consistent with the US Constitution, the supreme law of the land. If a judge finds a presidential policy or decision is unconstitutional, that is it.  S/he can be overruled by higher judges, but the judiciary branch has the final call. It's the same with congressional legislation. It's part of the system of checks and balances set up by the founders.

Trump has chosen to hide behind national security interests, even though his selection of nations included in the ban appear not to pose the greatest threat.  But, in national security, the courts give the executive the most leeway.  If Trump were really acting on behalf of national security, Saudi Arabia would probably be the first country on the list...but Trump leaves SA off the list entirely.  So national security appears to be a ruse that Trump is using to shield his abject racism.

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Post by nicko on Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:53 pm

I think that's correct Quill.
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Post by veya_victaous on Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:31 am

Yes Trump seems to forget he is a president not an old fashioned king.
He has already exposed all the hallmarks of a dictator.

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