Thursday, May 25, 2017

Are Trumpettes Tired of Winning Yet?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on Thursday delivered yet another blow against President Trump's attempts to institute a travel ban that targets six majority-Muslim countries.

The court, based in Richmond, Va., upheld a lower court's decision that barred the Trump administration from implementing its second attempt at the travel ban in March. In the appellate court's ruling, Chief Judge Roger Gregory wrote that changes made to the revised travel ban that removed any mention of religion did not fix the fact that the order unfairly, and illegally, targets people based on their religion.


The scathing opinion consistently referenced Trump's own words on the campaign trail, and after he was elected, that made clear his true intention.


Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall told the judges of the 4th Circuit during oral arguments earlier this month that it was not their job to psychoanalyze a president. Wall argued that candidates' statements in the midst of a contentious campaign are irrelevant, and that scrutinizing them after the fact would chill political debate in future campaigns.

  USA Today
Or make them more apt to lie and pander less.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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