Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Keeping up with the Idiot In Chief

The challenge to this latest executive order (which even the DOJ didn't try to seriously defend) was filed by San Francisco, California.

San Francisco had no choice but to file the case in the Federal court which just issued the preliminary injunction.  The 9th Circuit hasn't heard any appeals on this latest EO yet.  It's an open question whether the DOJ will even seek an appeal from this ruling.

It isn't "forum shopping" if you file the case with the district court that has jurisdiction over your city.


It seems even Reince Priebus is confused:

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus also said the court had gone “bananas” after it dealt another setback to Trump’s restrictive immigration agenda. The Ninth Circuit Court also ruled against President Trump’s travel ban in February.

“It’s the Ninth Circuit going bananas,” Priebus told reporters in his West Wing office on Tuesday evening, according to The Hill. “It’s clear forum shopping that’s going on in this country.”

Priebus called the court decision “something that will be overturned eventually” and vowed to “win at the Supreme Court level at some point.”

“We’re taking action to appeal this,” he added. “You’ll find out soon enough.”
Which must mean stupidity trickles down......

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