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A Federal Judge blocks Donald Trump’s second travel ban

March 12, 2017

  I cannot say this is surprising but today the Democrats found a Federal Judge who would block Donald Trump’s new travel ban Executive Order. Here is more:

A second federal judge—this one in Wisconsin—on Friday blocked President Donald Trump’s new executive order (EO) on immigration travel, while the federal judge who blocked the first EO is reserving judgment on the revised EO.

Judge William Connelly of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin did issue a new TRO against the new EO, holding that the plaintiff in that new lawsuit had a substantial likelihood of success on the merits, and would suffer irreparable harm under the court provided immediate relief. This new lawsuit in Wisconsin concerns a man with a family member in Syria who has applied for asylum and claims that EO 13780 is thwarting that asylum request.

Connelly has ordered legal briefs filed on an expedited basis for the next stage of litigation and will hold a court hearing on Mar. 21 on whether to convert the TRO into a preliminary injunction, a longer-term remedy that could stay in place for however long it takes to reach a final decision on the legality of EO 13780.

  The Trump administration dropped its appeal of the first travel ban when the President signed this new Executive Order but I expect he will take this one to the Supreme Court if needs be. Of course that depends on what happens at the March 21st hearing but I would expect it to go against Donald Trump.

  If this goes to the Supreme Court the timing will be interesting because a 4-4 tie would keep the lower court ruling in place, however the tie could be broken if this is delayed until after Neil Gorsuch is confirmed–or should I say, if he is confirmed…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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  1. March 12, 2017 7:22 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • March 13, 2017 5:23 am

      Thanks for another reblog!

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      • March 13, 2017 5:28 am

        You’re welcome.

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  2. March 12, 2017 10:04 pm

    I love how a foreign alien has more rights then an American. Who is paying for all these attorneys?

    A Syrian Muslim man who was granted asylum and settled in Wisconsin …has been working to win U.S. government approval for his wife and 3-year-old daughter to leave the city of Aleppo . [ Aleppo has been under the control of the Syrian government and ISIS has been driven out, so the man should be sent back to Syria to join his family]

    …the family needs to travel to Jordan for visa interviews at the U.S. embassy, …customs officials decide whether to issue them visas. [ So the family goes to Jordan and is denied a visa which could happen]

    … the new ban may not apply to this family anyway, There are various exemptions and waivers in the new ban including some that give consular officers flexibility to decide cases.

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    • March 13, 2017 5:26 am

      Yeah, I don’t think the ban does apply to people like this because he already has been granted asylum which means he doesn’t even have standing to bring a suit against it. But the Democrats just judge-shop until they find someone so if this judge had rejected them they just would have found another one anyway.

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    • March 13, 2017 2:04 pm

      If it had been their ‘boy’ Bari, this wouldn’t be prob. BUT our enemy (those judges who don’t work for us but against), don’t do what’s for our best, rather their own. After all it’s because of the ‘fraud and plant’ Bari being used to cause division and ruin in Syria that began all this immigration and refugee problems – part of the 7 Nation takeover plan. This very Country – America – used to take down the Syrian Gov. just happens to be the one this muslim Syrian chooses! MN and WI invite only those the Enemy pays them to.

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      • March 13, 2017 7:43 pm

        Exactly Zip, if this was Obama there would be no lawsuits and in fact I don’t recall any President facing lawsuits over immigration policy in the past. These people really are enemies of the United States!

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  3. March 13, 2017 11:37 am

    A dangerous precedent is about to happen. Stop fiddeling with the suppreme nominee… Now I hear that Congress will only be in session for 8 days in April.

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    • March 13, 2017 7:44 pm

      Normally I am happy to learn the Congress is not going to be in session but there is too much to do right now for them to be so lackadaisical.

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    • lou222 permalink
      March 19, 2017 2:06 pm

      Aren’t they planning on dealing with it on Thursday?

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      • March 19, 2017 6:19 pm

        I am not sure but I hope so.

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  4. March 13, 2017 12:57 pm

    The Ugly Things from the Dark Lagoon keep on w/ their task of murdering America. The scum that never evolves. Our enemies continue to fight against our well-being. May they have a Damascus Road experience and find themselves on Straight St – the serpent scales fall off their spiritual eyes! Acts 9:1 (KJV)

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    • March 13, 2017 7:45 pm

      I hope something like what happened to Paul happens to them as well but I don’t see it happening. But you never know, perhaps God has something in store for them and hopefully part of his plan will be shown to us soon.

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  5. lou222 permalink
    March 19, 2017 2:09 pm

    I think that Obama is calling in some favors and I think those Judges know exactly how they are twisting what they are saying to stop Trump or at least throw a wrench in for awhile. If he doesn’t deal with it now, they will just keep coming and the left will know they have the upper hand. Remember reading that Obama is setting up offices all over the world for, what is it called??? Organization for American or something like that?

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    • March 19, 2017 6:20 pm

      Obama visited Hawaii days before this decision, there is no doubt in my mind he called in a favor.

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