The Supreme Court said Monday that most of President Trump’s travel ban executive order can go into effect, delivering the first major victory to the new administration on perhaps his most controversial policy to date. Justices said the lower court rulings that blocked Mr. Trump’s policy were far too broad, and said the president can begin to enforce his ban against foreigners who don’t already have some ties to the U.S. That means the president can begin denying visas to visitors from six countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — who don’t already have family in the U.S., or some other prior connection such as
Comments: YES! Yuge win for Trump and US. Unanimous opinion.
Thank goodness. The Supreme Court upheld a Presidential order. Madness I tell you. The fact these lefties think they can just do whatever they want is once again insane to me. I think for ever state that refused to obey the law of the land, pull their federal funding for items one by one. Let the citizens feel the wrath of that.
It is the McCarran - Walter Act of 1952 that gives the president the power and authority to ban and/or deport those people that the president deems undesirable. What the court did was support a law already in force. How brave of those libs on the court.
They will revisit the case once they see what happens in the 90 day ban. Did he ban people because of their faith (even though that ability is included in the law)? The law allows Trump broad discretion to determine what or who constitutes a threat.
Definitely happy about this ruling, even though it was predictable. And happier still that it was unanimous.
But there needs to be some kind of process to remove the lower level judges who made such egregiously biased rulings completely unsupported by the constitution. These aren´t harmless, frivolous cases. There was/is real danger to this country in such unjust thwarting of national security issues.
These judges should be brought up on charges and removed.
FTA: "The court’s ruling was issued in an unsigned unanimous opinion, though Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch said they would have gone further and lifted the entire injunctions."
I don´t feel like celebrating because it did not lift ALL of the injunctions. I´m with #13, those hack leftist judges who issued those rulings should be impeached. Of course that will never happen. Congress can´t even get health care passed, much less wading into the controversies regarding the abuse of power by radical leftist judges.
The SCOTUS closes one door and opens another. Yes, the President may do what the president may do, except that he can´t do it to those he deems undesirable, as in enemies of the country, if they have ties to to the US? So, if auntie em resides here then the undesirable has a connection and then what? Or does the SCOTUS mean if he is a citizen. I agree with that but what about a H-2 who comes here to work, has a good job, goes home for the holidays and takes terrorist training and wants to come, ties?
Clearly when the Supreme Court takes up this matter in October they are going to have to take into consideration that intending alien Islamist terrorists who will be trying to get into the USA may well already have relatives in the USA.
The way they seem to have left it today, opens the door for liberal "open borders" advocates to file law suits in every case where an alien outside the USA who has a relationship with any US person or entity and is denied entry to the USA on any lawful exclusion ground.
The media is already dwelling on that, claiming that any alien outside the USA who is related to a person or entity inside the USA cannot now be stopped by President Trump from entering the USA for national security purposes.
WOW What a wonderful story these goofy Federal Judges have to pass on to their children and families. " Hey kids, I am SO STUPID, that the United States Supreme Court, UNANIMOUSLY reversed me the first chance that they got.
FTA: Justice Thomas said that the court’s ruling creates an impossible situation for the administration, which now must decide on who qualifies as already having ties to the U.S. and who doesn’t. He said to expect a rash of new lawsuits arguing over what level of connection is enough.
#20 and Justice Thomas have it right...this "victory" only opens the door for more lawsuits and goofy injunctions.
First, take noe that Chief Judas John Roberts is hedging his bets. Second, this ´relationship with someone already in the U.S. ´ should bother you people. The Bonnie and Clyde muslim terrorist pigs who shot the American born husband´s co-workers in San Bernardino, after the co-workers threw a baby shower for the terrorist duo, were the marital product of an internet search for a bride. The filthy male pig went to a foreign country, married the hideously ugly woman, and brought her to the U.S. That can contiunue under this somewhat cowardly ruling of the USSC.
I will also repeat UNANIMOUS, because it cannot be said often enough.
The lower courts tried to make this Country into a banana republic and the SCOTUS slapped them down. The fact that they acted so quickly, decisively, and unanimously shows how badly the lower liberal justices stepped outside their bounds. They have now been warned.
second post apologies, but I would bet that there will be another federal district court injunction issued against the executive order within hours, most likely from a 9th circuit jurisdiction. I hope I am wrong, but...
Re #21. Remember the Islamist terrorist who perpetrated the terrorist attack in San Bernardino was able to bring another Islamist terrorist, his wife, into the USA because he helped her obtain a K-1 Fiancée visa for her, then did get married after that, but as far as is know we´re both intending Islamist terrorists. The Supreme Court would be wise to allow consular officials and others in the Homeland Security and State Departments working overseas to make visa determinations and not to create a new pass for aliens seeking entry to the USA because they have established a relationship with a US person or entity.
Police searched the home of a second refugee foster child on Sunday night as part of the terror investigation into the Parsons Green bombing. A 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow on Saturday night just hours after police caught the 18-year-old suspected of planting the Tube bomb at the Port of Dover. After the second arrest officers cordoned off a property just yards from Heathrow Airport linked to a Syrian refugee who had previously lived at the home of Ron and Penny Jones, who had been fostering the 18-year-old before his arrest. They were also searching an address in Hounslow.
(Video) - It was an urgent evacuation order in Florida as Hurricane Irma loomed, but the sign language interpreter tasked with alerting deaf viewers was actually delivering a message of complete nonsense. What he was really communicating to deaf citizens caught up in the hurricane crisis on Sept. 8 were words like “pizza," "monsters" and phrases like "help you at that time to use bear hug.” (Snip) Officials in Manatee County asked Marshall Greene to step in because no one else was available to sign for deaf audiences.
Since her father’s election in November 2016, Ivanka Trump has played a special role in the 45th presidency, serving alongside her husband, Jared Kushner, as an Advisor to the President, while also enjoying privileged access to the president as First Daughter. (Snip) Speaking with the Financial Times in an interview publicized on Thursday, Ivanka acknowledged that she and her father do not always see eye to eye politically, but added that her role as a member of her father’s “team” obliged her to express dissent behind closed doors. “To voice dissent publicly would mean I’m not part of the team,”
The terrorist bombing Friday of a train on the London Underground, which injured 30 people – including one of my very close friends – was yet more evidence of a painful truth: the Islamification of the United Kingdom and Europe is well under way, changing the very character of the continent that gave birth to Western Civilization. (Snip) Yet now I fear that the United States will be next in line to see our wonderful traditions of freedom, tolerance, respect for human rights and the rule of law threatened by the regressive and oppressive ideology of Islamic fundamentalism. Friday’s terrorist attack in London brought these fears
Chelsea Clinton falsely tweeted Friday that the Michigan House of Representatives had voted to allow emergency medical providers choice in treating patients, specifically giving EMTs the option to deny treatment to gay patients. "Absolutely appalling," the former First Daughter tweeted, "Michigan House Passed Bill Allowing EMTs To Refuse Treatment To Gay People." The story Clinton cited was from a website for the LGBT New Now Next Awards, and was posted in 2014. When followers pointed out the story was old, Clinton deleted her tweet. Not only was the story old, but the actual premise was deeply flawed.
The United States´ stance on the international Paris climate accord was thrown into confusion on Saturday, after a top European Union official said the Trump administration would not withdraw from the agreement — a claim the White House has since denied. (Snip) "There has been no change in the United States´ position on the Paris agreement. As the President has made abundantly clear, the United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms more favorable to our country," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Business Insider in a statement.
What´s going to happen to the 300,000 to 500,000 flooded cars destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and other Texas coastal cities? Odds are pretty good many of them will end up back on the road. And that means car and truck buyers will need to be extra vigilant in the coming weeks. (Snip) To help consumers, Carfax set up a resource page where car buyers can enter a vehicle identification number and email address to get a free flood-damage report sent to them. It also contains advice for detecting flood damage in vehicles and a checklist for those considering buying one. The Insurance Council of Texas is predicting insurance
(Video) - Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of convicted sex abuser and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, pleaded guilty Friday to all 14 counts of child sexual abuse against him. The Centre Country district attorney´s office said the younger Sandusky, 41, entered the guilty pleas a week before his trial was scheduled to begin. The 14 counts included soliciting sex from a child younger than 16 and soliciting child pornography. According to the district attorney´s office, Sandusky will become a Tier III sex offender, the highest level in Pennsylvania. The charges involve incidents with two girls, one in 2013 and one in 2016.
Although the entertainment media will never admit it, will do everything in its sycophantic power to write all around it, the chickens have finally come home to roost for Jennifer Lawrence’s hateful mouth. (Snip) This is a catastrophe for Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s most stridently bigoted (former) stars. The Oscar-winner’s hateful attacks on Christians, conservatives, President Trump and his supporters have chipped away at her popularity going back to 2014, but no one expected this, expected anything close to $8 million, to single digits. At worst, Mother! was projected to squeak in at $12 million.
California lawmakers on Saturday passed a “sanctuary state” bill to protect immigrants without legal residency in the U.S., part of a broader push by Democrats to counter expanded deportation orders under the Trump administration. The legislation by Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), the most far-reaching of its kind in the country, would limit state and local law enforcement communication with federal immigration authorities, and prevent officers from questioning and holding people on immigration violations. After passionate debate in both houses of the Legislature, staunch opposition from Republican sheriffs and threats from
A top commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) claims that the country possesses the “father of all bombs” which overshadows the most powerful non-nuclear ordnance of the US. The bomb was developed under a special request of the IRGC, the corps’ Aerospace Force commander, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said in an interview on Friday. “Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), [Iran’s] Defense Industries [Organization] manufactured a 10-ton bomb. These bombs are at our disposal,” PressTV cited the commander as saying.
(Video) - Experts said Kim Jong-un’s hermit state would not hesitate to use extremist jihadis to attack their Western enemies. North Korea would actually find it easier to target their rivals using ISIS than by themselves, a report by Washington-based anti-extremism group Clarion Project said. They said North Korea had previously worked with Islamic extremists, selling them weapons in 2003 and 2005, and would not flinch away from a similar partnership in the future. The report said: “North Korea could collaborate with Islamist terrorists or criminal elements for an attack in America. “North Korea is officially a
John McCain is joining a bipartisan push to block President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the military. Mr Trump issued a moratorium last month instructing the military to stop providing gender reassignment surgeries for transgender troops, and to stop plans to recruit those troops. That decision came following an order from his predecessor that instructed the military to begin considering programmes to allow transgender people to serve openly and without worry in the military. (Snip) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, and Senator Susan Collins, a Republican, are also behind the effort. “Thousands of brave transgender Americans love
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New emails unearthed by Judicial Watch confirm that the Clinton Foundation was in fact a pay-to-play influence peddling operation far more worthy of a special prosecutor than imaginary Russians colluding under Trump Administration beds. It is time for President Trump to keep the promise he made in the presidential debate to indict Hillary Clinton for her crimes: About 20 minutes into the debate, Donald Trump delivered a menacing threat to Hillary Clinton. “If I win,”
While promoting her newly released memoir, Hillary Clinton has placed blame on several factors for her loss to Donald Trump last November — from her own mistakes, to Russian interference in the U.S. election, and the late intervention by then-FBI director James Comey. But Clinton has also spoken candidly about how deep-rooted sexism played a hand in her defeat, and about the double standards she faced as the first woman nominated by a major party for president in America’s 240-year history. In an interview with the New York Times published Saturday, Clinton spoke further about how misogyny is used as
ST. LOUIS -- Protests turned violent for second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. The confrontation took place late Saturday night in the Delmar Loop area of University City, a suburb about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of St. Louis near Washington University. The area is known for concert venues, restaurants, shops and
A woman police believe was pregnant was among five people killed and 13 wounded in Chicago shootings Friday into Saturday morning. The woman was one of four victims slain in a rifle attack in the Brighton Park neighborhood Friday night, police said. The quadruple homicide happened about 8:40 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue, police said. Three men and a woman were inside a vehicle when someone inside a white SUV opened fire on them with a rifle, police said. Responding police officers found their bodies inside the vehicle and they were pronounced dead on the scene. The
Yes, you read the headline correctly. In the latest example of identity politics taken to its absurd end, three Australian college professors believe that "Playful urination practices – from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal) – may give boys an advantage over girls when it comes to physics." The three professors didn´t publish their thoughts on a satirical website like The Onion. Instead, they published on Tes, a website that provides "Educational materials, jobs, news, and courses from the world´s best community
Almost no commentator, no reviewer, has mentioned the most newsworthy fact about Hillary Clinton´s latest memoir—which is the near total lack of anything actually newsworthy in the book. With What Happened, Clinton would at last "let down her hair," Simon & Schuster´s publicists loudly proclaimed before the book´s publication. And that was the line dutifully repeated by reporter after reporter, as though it were a fact. As though, coming from Clinton´s people, it didn´t need to be checked or reported with even the slight distancing of "Hillary Clinton says she´s let down her hair in her new book." But then,
ST. LOUIS • About 1,000 protesters surrounded the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in the Central West End late Friday, breaking at least two windows and throwing red paint at the brick house before some 200 police in riot gear moved in to break it up. There was no indication on the scene that Krewson was in the home at the time. A total of 9 police officers had been reported injured as of 9 p.m., including one officer with a dislocated shoulder and an officer with a possible broken jaw, Acting Police Chief Lawrence O´Toole said shortly after midnight
Mike Huckabee warned that many Republicans in Congress, far from trying to further President Trump´s agenda are actually afraid he will succeed and "drain the swamp." "I´m really more and more convinced that there are a lot of the Republicans in Washington who aren´t afraid that Donald Trump will fail. They´re afraid he will succeed and that he really will drain the swamp," the former 2016 presidential candidate told "Fox & Friends" on Saturday. "The Republicans are the ones who are stonewalling everything he´s trying to get done in Congress right now," the former Arkansas governor pointed out. Huckabee pointed
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