Quote of the Day

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February 12, 2017
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Racist Netflix Show Gets a Million Dislikes in a Day

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February 12, 2017
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Ninth Circuit Judge Buys Trump Time

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February 12, 2017
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When the terrrorist ban makes it to the Supreme Court, it will be upheld. Not just because it’s clearly allowed by the law of the land, but because the independence of the judiciary needs to be preserved.

Even with only eight justices, SCOTUS would uphold the law. Breyer and Kagan might be the most likely liberal justices to vote correctly here, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Court were unanimous in favor of the terrorist ban.

But why take that risk? The Trump administration would prefer a face-saving way to delay the Supreme Court appeal until Justice Gorsuch is seated. And a Ninth-Circuit appellate judge may have just provided it.

The anonymous judge (Kozinski?) just requested that the Ninth Circuit reconsider the case “en banc,” i.e. with a larger panel of Ninth-Circuit appellate judges. The parties have until the 16th to brief the court on whether there should be an en-banc hearing. If there’s an en-banc hearing, the additional briefing, oral arguments, and decision(s) will take more time after the 16th.

SCOTUS could also decide to hear the case sua sponte (of its own volition.) But that is unprecedented, and even more unlikely given these circumstances. SCOTUS hates having to decide this case. It will only do so when it must.

So expect the appeals process to play out a bit more, until Justice Gorsuch can be seated, and Trump appeals to SCOTUS. Then we win.

A Legislative Surge in the States

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February 11, 2017
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Republicans are wasting no time:

While Republicans in Washington appear flummoxed by the complexities of one-party rule, struggling with issues from repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, to paying for President Trump’s promised wall on the Mexican border, rising party leaders in the states seem far more at ease and assertive. Republicans have top-to-bottom control in 25 states now, holding both the governorship and the entire legislature, and Republican lawmakers are acting with lightning speed to enact longstanding conservative priorities.

In states from New England to the Midwest and across the South, conservative lawmakers have introduced or enacted legislation to erode union powers and abortion rights, loosen gun regulations, expand school-choice programs and slash taxes and spending.

They all need to ban affirmative action, mandate E-Verify, ban sanctuary cities, and protect free speech on college campuses in their states. Quickly.

Quote of the Day

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February 11, 2017
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President Trump:

Our legal system is broken! “77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries.” (WT) SO DANGEROUS!

Sanctuary Cities Rapidly Reversing Policies

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February 11, 2017
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In the face of Trump’s EO defunding them:

“We are reviewing policy changes at a multitude of other jurisdictions as well,” said Marguerite Telford, [the Center for Immigration Studies’] director of communications, who said the organization is “being inundated” by officials on its sanctuary map who want to be taken off.

The Trump Effect Continues

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February 11, 2017
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Speaker of British Parliament facing revolt after disinviting Trump from Parliament:

John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, has generated so much anger among some British politicians that he is in effect facing calls to quit after a Conservative MP, James Duddridge, tabled a parliamentary motion of no confidence in him.

Such a move against a sitting Speaker is rare in British politics but Duddrudge predicted Bercow could be “dead in the water” within days because so many MPs believe he overstepped the mark.

Somebody Please Pinch Me!

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February 10, 2017
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Because I’m afraid this might all be a dream:

U.S. immigration authorities launched a series of raids, traffic stops and checkpoints in at least half a dozen states across the country on Thursday and Friday, sweeping up an unknown number of undocumented immigrants, immigration lawyers and advocates said.

The raids, which appeared to target scores of undocumented immigrants, including those without criminal records, mark the first largescale episode of immigration enforcement inside the United States since President Trump’s Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally.

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Advocates from United We Dream, the Center for Community Change and Make the Road said on a Friday conference call with reporters that they believed hundreds to have been detained, including undocumented immigrants who had no prior criminal record. They said some had been deported immediately.

“We cannot understate the level of panic and terror that is running through many immigrant communities,” said Walter Barrientos of Make the Road in New York City.

Yes!

Poll: Should President Trump Tell the Courts to Fuck Off, and Implement the Terrorist Ban Anyway?

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Hey, Remember When…

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February 10, 2017
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… cucked Chief Justice John Roberts bent over backwards to save Obamacare? What a sucker!

Quote of the Day

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February 10, 2017
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From the 9th Circuit’s ludicrous ruling (no, I won’t link to such a piece of caca):

The Government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the Order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.

That’s the new bar, according to the 9th circuit. In order to prevent the entry of dangerous aliens from countries that are full of terrorists, the president of the United States may no longer use his discretion as per the law of the land, but has to prove that someone from that country perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States!

Why aren’t Republican-appointed judges making similar rulings against liberal shibboleths all over the country? Rule any way you like. You don’t even have to have a basis in law! Let the Supreme Court sort it all out. Come on, GOP judges!

Neil Gorsuch Belongs to a Far-left Church

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February 10, 2017
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With a gay female pastor, who encourages congregants to write letters to Congress about glo-bull “warming.” Why does Gorsuch belong to this extremist church that is so far out of the mainstream?