By Mark Alley
As we suspected, there is Fake Law as well as Fake News.
The lower federal courts who consistently and in a clearly-biased fashion continuously overturned President Trump’s so-called ‘travel ban’ from dangerous Middle Eastern countries in order to more closely attempt to vet who is allowed into the United States have had their rulings overturned today — Monday — by the US Supreme Court.
Supreme Court allows President Trump’s travel ban to go fully into effect
- The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations to go into effect.
- Two of the nine justices — Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor — dissented.
- The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September.
The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.
What the American Media Maggots will not, trust me, emphasize is that this was a 7 to 2 ruling, meaning that damned near all the jurists ruled in favor of the travel ban.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have left the lower court orders in place.
That means Kennedy, Breyer and Kagan — liberal and swing members — voted in favor of affirming the travel ban. We now know where Ginsburg and Sotomayor side.
Ginsburg was a dissenting vote because it’s what she does. We expect no less. Sotomayor voted as a dissent because she is a supporter of illegals — it’s that simple.
Finally, an indicator that the United States federal judiciary has not gone totally off the rails.
First published at Bloviating Zeppelin
About Mark Alley:
A former Democrat in his tender and ignorant youth, he is now a Conservative first and, these days, quite a distant Republican with a dash of Libertarian mixed in for good measure.
Mark is a recently-retired US law enforcement officer, having worked 41 years for the FBI, the US Marshals, a coastal CA county and 35 years for a 2,000+ officer department in Northern California. He is a Silverback, an Oathkeeper and always a Sheepdog.
Alley believes in God, the strength of America, the brilliance of our Founding Fathers, the valor of our military, and the need for Leadership in all forms and on every level. He is not an advocate of censorship as he believes everyone on the Far Left has a God-given right to be painfully stupid — as he has a right to expose said stupidity.
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