The Muslim Ban: America Loses Its Mind.


FA: Yes. I answered all the questions, the best that I know. I was calm. I collaborate. I give him all the answers he wanted to know. He told me: Are you part of any group? Muslim group? I told him no. I told him it’s not my first time that I’m going to the United States. I have family there. I have my parents, my brothers, everyone is there. Today, especially, I want to bring my son with me because he is sick. I want to change his mind and give him a treat because he was sick, he had cancer. He asked me about the mosque: Do you know the last name of the imam? If he is always present? If someone replace him? The name of the person who replaced him? He told me: What do you think about the shooting in Quebec? Do you have relatives in Quebec that was one of the victims?


Wow, that poor woman and child.


Come on, you libtards need to connect the dots. The kid had cancer, right? What do they treat cancer with? Chemo, sure, but also radiation. You know what else has radiation? Nukular bombs. Dirty bombs.

This kid is one suicide vest away from destroying New York City.


Putting a little power in the hands of glorified TSA goons was never going to go wrong.


I believe this is the part where we’re all supposed to be entitled snowflakes, following a SJW agenda, trying to destroy America and it’s values by saying those kinds of questions sounds like political bullshit… but no, no they’re not targeting Muslims, just countries, like our all time enemy… Canada.


I don’t care what people call me, that’s political bullshit.


The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has worked with the FBI on a Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) since 2007, with the purpose of investigating terrorism threats, collecting intel, and making arrests. The FBI, which has similar task forces nationwide, calls them “small cells of highly trained, locally based, passionately committed investigators, analysts, linguists, SWAT experts, and other specialists from dozens of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies.”

But the SFPD will no longer work with the JTTF on the grounds that the federal agency will likely increase efforts to surveil Muslims, following Trump’s recent executive order to prevent Muslims from entering the county. The order prevents refugees from entering the country for 120 days, bans everyone from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, and shuts out all Syrian refugees indefinitely.


And when the San Francisco police shy away from a conservative, reactionary policy, you know there is something weird going on. They are notorious for giving the Chicago and St Louis cops a run for their malicious, racist, authoritarian money.


9th circuit upholds lower court ruling, on to SCOTUS.
(Order just released, little details yet except it was unanimous.)


And now we get to look forward to President Rage Tweet going nuts about the 9th circuit




Not unexpected. Most analysts agreed that the 9th would punt it to the higher court.


The 9th Circuit of so-called judges interfering with law enforcement.


Ya, I suspect that the SCOTUS is going to rule in favor of the President, but the lower court wasn’t going to reinstitute a ban, as it would create chaos and uncertainty while the SCOTUS waited to hear it.


Looks like they did not rule on the merits, meaning it will not get kicked to SCOTUS. Rather they denied the stay and it gets returned to Federal court in Seattle.


Wait, what?


Ruling on the merits was never on the table, I don’t think. As to where it heads next, that depends. DoJ could seek a stay from the Supreme Court if they want, from what I’ve read.

@telefrog the hearing wasn’t about the ban itself, only about whether a Washington State judge had the authority to issue a nationwide restraining order. DoJ sought a stay of that restraining order from the 9th


Here’s a link to the ruling:


Not sure they are going to scotus yet where they would have to get a 5-3 ruling. They might decide to fight it out in Seattle for now then appeal to scotus later after Gorsuch is confirmed.


Key phrase:

“Nevertheless, we hold that the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury, and we therefore deny its emergency motion for a stay.”

So, to sum up (not a lawyer) TRO was granted by Robart because the states provided enough to show they had a solid chance of winning and that harm was being done. The DoJ failed to show harm would occur from the TRO, so the request for the stay of the TRO was denied