Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Last Call For Block Busted Again

Once again a federal judge has blocked Trump's Muslim ban because's a Muslim ban, and in fact the Trump regime's propaganda folks were more than happy to call it as such, so much so that the judge actually cited Trump surrogates in his ruling.

The ruling -- which applies nationwide -- means that travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees will be able to travel to the US. 
The Trump administration took over a month to rewrite the travel ban order after multiple federal courts blocked its implementation last month. Unlike the previous executive order, the new one removed Iraq from the list of banned countries, exempted those with green cards and visas, and removed a provision that arguably prioritizes certain religious minorities. 
US District Court Judge Derrick Watson concluded that the new executive order still failed to pass legal muster. 
"The illogic of the Government's contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed," Watson wrote. 
"Equally flawed is the notion that the Executive Order cannot be found to have targeted Islam because it applies to all individuals in the six referenced countries," Watson added. "It is undisputed, using the primary source upon which the Government itself relies, that these six countries have overwhelmingly Muslim populations that range from 90.7% to 99.8%." 
"It would therefore be no paradigmatic leap to conclude that targeting these countries likewise targets Islam," Watson added. "Certainly, it would be inappropriate to conclude, as the Government does, that it does not."

 The full ruling is brutal as hell, basically.

The more important point is that the judge basically said that the unconstitutional part of the original Trump executive order was not remedied at all by the "revised" order.  It's still intended to discriminate specifically against Muslims, period.

So yeah, it's blocked.  Trump is already screaming about "judicial overreach" again.  Too bad.

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