Thursday, March 16, 2017

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 The first ban was blocked by a ruling that didn’t even mention the relevant statute
 giving the President the authority to restrict immigration. It isn’t 
clear yet whether or not this block discusses that law. Activist judges 
with no regard for the safety of the American people are legislating 
from the bench with complete indifference to existing laws. If that 
isn’t reined in, the consequences will be catastrophic, beginning with 
the jihadis who will take advantage of this judge’s politically correct 
virtue signaling in order to slip into the U.S. in the near future. 
“Federal judge blocks new Trump travel ban,” by Laura Jarrett, CNN, March 15, 2017:
(CNN)A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban on Wednesday afternoon, hours before the ban was set to go into effect.
This ruling 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….
Despite this changes, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson concluded that the new executive order still failed to pass legal muster.
 Coincidence? Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Hawaii 
48 Hours Before Judge Blocks Trump Travel Ban
 Former president was at a restaurant within minutes of judge's residence during Honolulu trip



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A ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban was announced less than 48 hours after Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Honolulu, leading some to speculate that the former president may have schemed with the judge he originally appointed.
Hours before Trump’s travel ban on individuals from six Muslim countries was set to go into effect yesterday, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson, who presides in Honolulu, slapped down the policy, citing Trump’s comments on Muslims during the presidential campaign as part of his reason for blocking the ban.
Watson was nominated by Obama to the position in November 2012, having graduated from Harvard law school in the same year as Obama.

As the Honolulu Star reported, Obama “made an unannounced return to Hawaii Monday,” just three months after his last official holiday visit as president, arriving with a small entourage that included a Secret Service detail.
Eagle-eyed Reddit users noted that Obama had dinner at the Noi Thai restaurant, which is just minutes away from the courthouse and that Obama was, “likely within 5 minutes of the judge’s house at one point on the drive over.”
PopSugar reports that Obama played golf but was “still making time to take care of business” as he met with tech leaders and that “his return to politics might be sooner than we think.”

Given that Obama appointed the judge, graduated in the same year as him and visited Honolulu and was within minutes of the judge less than 48 hours before Judge Watson made a major ruling that blocked Trump’s travel ban, it doesn’t take a wild-eyed conspiracy theorist to insinuate that the two could have met.
The speculation follows reports that Obama has created a nerve center just two miles from the White House which is serving as a war room for his bid to lead an “insurgency” against Trump in a bid to sabotage his presidency.
A source close to Obama told the Daily Mail that Obama’s ultimate goal was to force Trump to step down, either through resignation or impeachment, and that the former president is “dismayed at the way Trump is tearing down his legacy—ObamaCare, the social safety net and the welcome mat for refugees he put in place.”
Last month, Eric Holder also vowed that Obama was close to returning to politics, stating, “It’s coming. He’s coming….and he’s ready to roll.”
 Trump: Judge Blocking New Immigration Order Is ‘Unprecedented Judicial Overreach’

Donald Trump responded to the federal judge in Hawaii who froze his latest executive order restricting immigration just hours before it was supposed to go into effect



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Donald Trump responded to the federal judge in Hawaii who froze his latest executive order restricting immigration just hours before it was supposed to go into effect.
Speaking from a rally in Nashville Wednesday night, the president said it was “unprecedented judicial overreach.”

“Let me give you the bad news,” Trump said. “We don’t like bad news, right? Let me give you the bad, the sad news. Moments ago, I learned that a district judge in Hawaii, part of the much overturned ninth circuit court, and I have to be nice or otherwise I’ll be criticized for speaking poorly about our courts…a judge has blocked our executive order. The order he blocked was a watered down version of the first order. That was also blocked by another judge and should have never been blocked to start with.”
“This new order was tailored to the ninth circuit’s dictates. The law and Constitution give the president the power to suspend immigration when he or she deems — fortunately, it will not be Hillary she…”

“We are talking about the safety of our nation,” he continued. “The safety and security of our people. You don’t think this was done by a judge for a political reason? This ruling makes us look weak, which by the way we no longer are. Just look at our orders…”
“We are going to take our case as far as it needs to go, even to the Supreme Court. We are going to win. I will not stop fighting for the safety of you and your families. Not today, not ever. We’re going to win it. We are going to win it. We are going to apply common sense. We are never quitting and we are never going away.”
U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson froze the order on Wednesday after the state filed a lawsuit against the president’s revised order last week.
The order, which temporarily bars the citizens of Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days, was supposed to go into effect at midnight Wednesday. 

 Judges Making Moves To Stop Trump
 Published on Mar 17, 2017
The Judicial Branch of government is supposed to be referees, not lawmakers. So why are judges across the country inventing reasons to block Trump's executive orders?

 Trump attacks federal judge's decision 
to block revised travel ban 
 Published on Mar 16, 2017
President Trump is firing back after a federal court struck down the new version of his controversial travel ban. Hawaii federal judge Derrick Watson issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on Wednesday. Jan Crawford reports.