Published: Sat, March 18, 2017
Global | By Doris Richards

Malkin Blasts 'Tyrant' Federal Judges After Rulings Against Travel Ban

Malkin Blasts 'Tyrant' Federal Judges After Rulings Against Travel Ban

Both judges cited Trump's discriminatory statements about Muslims during his presidential campaign as a part of their rulings.

"We look forward to defending this careful and well-reasoned decision in the appeals court", he says, referring to Judge Theodore D. Chuang's decision to grant the preliminary injunction.

You can watch the whole hearing on video below, if you have that kind of time, but per the AP, Judge Thomas testified that "Circuit division would have a devastating effect on the administration of justice in the western United States". The judge dissented yesterday on the executive order in a 43-page ruling, claiming that the executive order failed to meet necessary legal requirements, and that his state had established "a strong likelihood of success" that the ban would promote religious discrimination. However, a chaotic rollout that ensnared legal permanent residents and Iraqi allies of US military forces in the ban gave district judge James Robart and the Ninth Circuit cover for tenuously argued injunctions. He simply concludes that the revised ban is no different from the original, and that President Trump is lying about any substantive distinctions.

"The personal attacks on the distinguished district judge and our colleagues were out of all bounds of civic and persuasive discourse - particularly when they came from the parties", Judge Jay Bybee wrote.

It does no credit to the arguments of the parties to impugn the motives or the competence of the members of this court; ad hominem attacks are not a substitute for effective advocacy.

Above all, in a democracy, we have the duty to preserve the liberty of the people by keeping the enormous powers of the national government separated.

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These rulings, like the earlier Ninth Circuit decision, miss a crucial fact, the dissenters said: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly on this exact question and found that courts can not look behind the "bona fide" reasons for an executive order on immigration to find constitutional violations lurking in the background.

Another 9th Circuit judge, this one concurring with the majority's refusal to rehear the case, appeared to be referencing Trump as well.

In February, addressing itself to the White House's original order, the notoriously liberal Ninth Circuit upheld a Seattle-area judge's nationwide injunction on the previously unknown legal ground that immigration policy is under the purview of the judiciary.

A majority of judges voted against reconsidering the matter.

The revised order, signed on March 6, left key elements of the original ban in place, including a 120-day suspension of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and an annual refugee cap of 50,000, but removed Iraq from the list of countries with travel suspensions, lifted the indefinite halt on Syrian refugees, and supplied a clear list of exceptions to the ban.

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