As expected and should be no surprise 5 Supreme Court Justices upheld the rule of law but 4, 2 appointed by obama, chose to ignore it ruling on feelings and continuing their political activism from the bench. In 2015 this site made it clear defending, then candidate, Donald Trump when he spoke of a muslim travel ban that it was legal.
A “muslim ban” of course caused liberals and progressive republicans to meltdown, calling him a racist and “he can’t do that.” Oh yes he can and did. POTUS holds plenary powers that no lower court can override because it pertains to national security. Because Trump said “muslim ban” people went nuts not realizing the law still remained on his side!
While the Left and unhinged corrupt media rants and raves, calling Trump and the GOP racists, while whining about McConnell blocking obama’s SCOTUS nominee, Merrick Garland, at the end of his term, here’s the actual law that shuts all of the nonsense down NO ONE took the time to read:
Under 8 US Code § 1182 – Inadmissible aliens
“…(f) Suspension of Entry or Imposition of Restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline.”
That’s it, all other arguments are moot. Furthermore with respect to those saying Trump can’t ban people because of religious beliefs, OH YES HE CAN! Aside from the law stating “any class of aliens”, keep in mind those attempting to come to the US are NOT citizens. Non-citizens DO NOT have Constitutional rights, therefore the religious right clause of the First Amendment doesn’t apply to ANY of them! The protections in the Constitution only apply to citizens, it is NOT a Treaty with the rest of the world. Therefore the argument of discrimination was DOA.
Now with all of that laid out, 4 Justices ruled the other way proving they are political activists. Kagen and Sotomayer were both put on the bench by obama to do just that; rule by feelings and political leaning rather than by what the law says. The other two, Ginsburg and Breyer, are another story who can be summed up as liberal obstructionists.
The lesson to be learned is actions have consequences – to vote or not has consequences. While many detested John McCain for POTUS in 2008 he surely wouldn’t have appointed progressive radicals to the bench. Obama spent 8 years stacking the courts with life term serving radicals to carry on his destructive legacy long after he is gone. This case is proof of that as a number of federal judges attempted to violate POTUS’ plenary powers on issues of national security over “feelings”.
As we approach the midterms you might want to keep judicial appointments in mind since many lower level judges need to be appointed. One or two of them will end up on the Supreme Court under a Presidents term too. If dems regain power in the Senate they will vote against Trump’s judicial nominees. Needless to say if the House is lost, as well, Trump gets impeached and they’ll dismantle everything he has done. Also if you don’t know, dems can impeach judges too!
Stop being complacent with all the “winning”, this nation is on the edge, democrats must be stopped. SCOTUS rulings like this should be unanimous 9-0, not 5-4!
Court upholds Trump travel ban, rejects discrimination claim
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. A dissenting justice said the outcome was a historic mistake.
The 5-4 decision Tuesday is a big victory for Trump on an issue that is central to his presidency, and the court’s first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy. The president quickly tweeted his reaction: “Wow!”
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion for the five conservative justices, including Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Roberts wrote that presidents have substantial power to regulate immigration. He also rejected the challengers’ claim of anti-Muslim bias.
But he was careful not to endorse either Trump’s provocative statements about immigration in general or Muslims in particular, including Trump’s campaign pledge to keep Muslims from entering the country.
“We express no view on the soundness of the policy,” Roberts wrote.
The travel ban has been fully in place since December, when the justices put the brakes on lower court rulings that had ruled the policy out of bounds and blocked part of it from being enforced.
In a dissent she summarized in court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, “History will not look kindly on the court’s misguided decision today, nor should it.” Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan also dissented…more