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Thursday, April 20, 2017

How many shovels does the DOJ have?

Has no one in the Trump Administration heard of the first rule of holes?

“Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific – a beautiful one where the Attorney General’s granddaughter was born,” Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said in a statement. “The point, however, is that there is a problem when a flawed opinion by a single judge can block the President’s lawful exercise of authority to keep the entire country safe.”

Whether or not the judicial opinion is flawed, the very basis of judicial review is that one court can, in fact, block the President's exercise of authority when it is deemed unlawful.  There's a lot of special pleading and begging the question in that statement, but that's not the worst part of it.

The worst part is, it sounds like something Sean Spicer would say.  It's an ignorant defense of an ignorant statement that draws more attention to what a backwoods boob our current Attorney General is.

And every good lawyer knows the first rule of holes, so this doesn't say much for the people running the Justice Department.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

I read something that said even the conservative justices on the Supreme Court are far less than wowed with the intellect of Neal Gorsuch. I can't wait to see what they do when whoever the Trump regime sends before them to argue for his policies do.

Apparently it was widely known that Gorsuch was a pretty face in front of an empty head. Now they tell us. Decorum needs to be reigned in.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Rmj said...

Well, the way the Court shot down his legal opinion while his hearing was underway should have been the first clue, huh?

10:00 AM  

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