Boston Judge Unblocks Trump Travel Ban, Asks "Where Does It Say Muslim Countries?"

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Update: It appears President Trump is pleased with the judge's decision...

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As we detailed earlier, in a blow to every mainstream media news outlet (and likely hurting a lot of feelings), President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries will take effect in Boston on Sunday after a federal judge refused to extend a temporary ruling blocking its enforcement.

As Bloomberg reports, the decision by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton on Friday dealt a setback to rights advocates who argued that blocking people from seven nations in the Middle East was unconstitutional. Gorton was weighing whether to extend a seven-day order blocking parts of Trump’s Executive Order.

The case, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of several affected immigrants, is one of several that followed Trump’s Jan 27 order, which roiled global travel by barring entry to the U.S. of citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Individuals, organizations, politicians and some states called it unconstitutional religious discrimination against Muslims.

As GMA News Onine reports, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton on Friday asked Matthew Segal, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) representing the plaintiffs in the Boston case.

"Where does it say Muslim countries?"

Segal replied...

"If your honor's question is, 'Does the word 'Muslim' make a profound presence in this executive order?,' my answer is that it doesn't,... But the president described what he was going to do as a Muslim ban and then he proceeded to carry it out."

Gorton shot back,

"Am I to take the words of an executive at any point before or after election as a part of that executive order?"

Judge Gorton on Friday asked U.S. Justice Department lawyer Joshua Press how the seven countries had been selected.

Press responded that the list had come from a law passed in 2015 and amended early last year requiring that citizens of the seven countries apply for visas to enter the United States, "out of concern about the refugees that were coming, mainly from Syria at that time and terrorist events that were occurring in Europe."

As we noted previously, only 12.5% of the world's Muslims live in the seven countries on Trump's immigration ban list...

 

Which left the judge to decide (as the full docket explains here),

“The language in Section 5 of the EO is neutral with respect to religion,

 

"The provisions of Section 5, however, could be invoked to give preferred refugee status to a Muslim individual in a country that is predominately Christian. Nothing in Section 5 compels a finding that Christians are preferred to any other group.”

Gorton wrote there is a rational reason for the Trump administration’s policies. The federal Immigration and Naturalization Act gives the president broad power over immigration.

“The order provides a reasonably conceivable state of facts (which concerns national security and) that could provide a rational basis for the classification,” he wrote. “Accordingly, this Court declines to encroach upon the “delicate policy judgment” inherent in immigration decisions.”

 

ORDER

 

For the forgoing reasons, the Court declines to impose any injunctive relief and will not renew the temporary restraining order that was entered on January 29, 2017 (Docket No. 6).

Full Order below:

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SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

In The People's Republic of MA? 

Someone hears the clips being loaded, people are done with the anti-nationalists..

Croesus's picture

Fuck MA:

Like CA, it's the source of a lot of shitbag laws, and shitbag politicians.

Long guillotines!

The Snowflakes will eventually bite-off more than they can chew; it doesn't seem to dawn on them that the President's support base is highly-pissed off, and generally a lot more dangerous than they are.

Mercury's picture

 "federal judge refused to extend a temporary ruling blocking its enforcement, because Trump's order "is neutral with regard to religion."

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So fucking what?

Where in the constitution does it say that immigration cannot be restricted on the basis of religion...or anything else?

We all know people who went to Harvard years ago who now say they could never get into that college today.

America is Harvard.  Sure, poor foreigners can get in, but you need to have a strong resume.

The "elites" should be able to grok that analogy.

 

flaunt's picture

Exactly NOWHERE. We can ban people for ANY reason AT ALL.  I have an idea, how about we just ban EVERYONE for awhile until we get our Marxist problem solved inside our country? We can't have leftists running around lowering the gates for the armies of hell while also trying to defeat the armies of hell. BAN THEM ALL. I'm not even kidding, not even a little bit.

And nevermind the fact that Islam isn't a religion. Say it with me: ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION, ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION. Anyone with a half-functioning brain knows it's an idelogy of conquest. Ban it, burn the Koran, shut down the mosques. WE ARE AT WAR. And the President of the United States of America has taken an oath to defend us from all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. There's no caveat in there about letting domestic enemies off the hook because they happen to practice a certain idelology they claim is a religion.

President Trump needs to go to war domestically, because who gives a shit about Iran getting a nuke when we have leftists going nuclear right inside our own country?

Lordflin's picture

Not winning... this begs the point that non-citizerns have no rights here at all...

Raincheck's picture

Agree. two words... Trump university. Ohhh, how soon we (errr, I mean tumpanites) forget. Trump is ALL about building a brand - that's it, plain and simple. If you can't see it, we'll, it's because it convenient not to...

consider me gone's picture

Even if you are correct, I don't care if he does the right thing for his own glory, as did Patton. I just care that he does the right thing. And I think the reason he has the balls to royally piss off one half of the country is because he knows that what he's doing is right and needs to be done. I and millions of others agree with him. You had Obama, now sit down and shut up and take it like a man. 

divingengineer's picture

Every fucking thing Obama did was to carefully sculpt his legacy.
Everything.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Trump university

 

Clinton for-profit education scandal dwarfs Trump U

http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/clinton-for-profit-education-scandal-dwarfs-trump-u/

 

 

Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkoPq5AOCOA

Chet Ricco's picture

Typical alinski tactic. Isn't there a shop window somewhere you should be breaking?

MalteseFalcon's picture

Non-citizens in the US have fewer rights than citizens, but they do have some rights.

Non-citizens outside the US have no US rights at all.

Lordflin's picture

Sorry... unusually unclear... I meant they have no right to enter, religious exclusion or otherwise... but you are quite correct, they do have limited rights.

odatruf's picture

All humans have certain rights no matter where they live. Weather they are surrounded by a civic society that recognizes and helps protect those rights or they are willing to take matters in to their own hands push come to shove, is the real question.

 

IntTheLight's picture

It's whether. And civil not civic. When you learn the English language, you will be taken seriously. Learn to spell and learn to write properly.

Ever heard of this crazy thing called a sentence? Noun, verb, adjective. Punctuation too!

DeadFred's picture

Spelling nazis always get a downvote. But then so does anyone who talks about downvotes so do your duty and hit me with the reds.

odatruf's picture

Thanks new guy.

Dickwad.

divingengineer's picture

Illegal non citizens should have even less.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

The JUDICIAL arm of our government is OUT OF CONTROL.

The issue: The Judge IN PREVIOUS RULING not supporting TRUMP's position was using "SOCIAL CONTRACT THEORY" vs. "DEVINE LAW". This is at the heart of the issue. Under "DEVINE LAW", you are spose to respect and obey those in authority provided thay are not asking you to commit SIN. 

From this message, it looks like this judge is supporting TRUMP's position if I read and understood it correctly.

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Gorton wrote there is a rational reason for the Trump administration’s policies. The federal Immigration and Naturalization Act gives the president broad power over immigration.

“The order provides a reasonably conceivable state of facts (which concerns national security and) that could provide a rational basis for the classification,” he wrote. “Accordingly, this Court declines to encroach upon the “delicate policy judgment” inherent in immigration decisions.”

 

ORDER

 

For the forgoing reasons, the Court declines to impose any injunctive relief and will not renew the temporary restraining order that was entered on January 29, 2017 (Docket No. 6)

HRH Feant's picture

Now some judge in WA state has halted the EO. Fucking communists live in that shithole state.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Repeating what I said earlier because it applies to the WA judge you referenced.

The JUDICIAL arm of our government is OUT OF CONTROL.

The issue: The Judge in this RULING is using "SOCIAL CONTRACT THEORY" vs. "DEVINE LAW". This is at the heart of the issue. Under "DEVINE LAW", you are spose to respect and obey those in authority provided thay are not asking you to commit SIN. 

I sincerely hope people are getting this point. If not, we as a nation are really confused which is discouraging.

"SOCIAL CONTRACT THEORY" is a PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL creation that makes GOVERNMENT your GOD!!! 

HRH Feant's picture

I have never heard of "Devine" law. Ever.

I simply want the rule of law enforced and the countries that are covered by the EO were the same countries that Obama chose previously.

Edit: I looked up your usage of the word and there is no such thing as "Devine law."

shovelhead's picture

This is Law, not snakes 'n banjos prayer meeting.

GreatUncle's picture

Not confused at all ... the Democrats fucked over your constitution and now law, justice, legality all become trashed.

Who are you? What are you? Who do you believe in? So many questions no answers.

UK government has done the same to the population here ... now you have to find a new identity.

Believe in your government or reject it? For me I choose the latter thanks feeling my choice is right! Fools went to far when you unbind a population you cannot guarantee they will choose you.

Now as they turn the key trying to force you back into the fold ... nope better to fight instead, keep freedom.

HowardBeale's picture

Gun ownership:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/07/15/the-demographics-and-pol...

Twice as many Republicans own guns. If you include Independents, it's 4 to 1.

And that doesn't take into account the skill level of the owners...which we all know is much higher in the Republican ex-military community.

If it gets ugly, it won't be ugly for long...

MFL5591's picture

It doesnt matter what it says, these liberal scum suckers will not stop till we have Civil war.  They better be careful for what the wish for!

HyperinflatmyNutts's picture

I down vote on the basis that u said fuck MA. I am from Boston and there r a shit load of us who can not stand these Snowflakes. They have taken over the state but our resistence is strong.  Go Pats and by the way Brady, Belichick, and yes the Joo Kraft all support Trump.

knukles's picture

Melt my little snowflakes ....
Lovely to see this go to the Supremes.

LOL

We're gonna go up in smoke (No, not the good Cheech and Chong way) if some "Agents Provocateur" keep pushing their master's ways.

NidStyles's picture

They don't have the balls.

 

There is no way they can win this argument, not even in the MSM. We are still "taking" dirty muzzies from everywhere else. Perhaps they simply want only Somalians, which is strange, unless you're trying to dumb down the populace...

TBT or not TBT's picture

Dude, please, "skinnies" is the proper nomenclature.  /Big Lebowsky mode.  

samsara's picture

The 150+/- guys dressed in black, black combat boots, are at every protest. Who's paying them?

Wouldn't it be great if the next time a couple guys film them taking baseball bats to store windows, film them and keep filming as a couple of the citizens grab one bind his hands with zip ties, take off the mask and take them to the police.

Citizens arrest

knukles's picture

You're making me smile.
Unfortunately, what more likely will happen is that they will attack innocents, a innocent will be armed and being beaten by several men, kills one with a gun.
Then all of a sudden we got Martyrs 

There is no question whatsoever that that group was premeditated civil unrest.
That's covered in each state's and the federal codes.

Now, I wonder which finger of which hand Sessions is gonna start on first.

SgtSchultz's picture

Perhaps James Brown was right, "get ready for the big payback"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IST6qRfVqwY

 

AldousHuxley's picture

Judge Gordon is Bush appointed ex-military (seen lots of ME threats) and brother of a Republican Senator Slade Gordon.

 

Also, Boston is where the location of 9/11ish bomb terror occurred during the marathon.

 

Liberals are stupid if they thought Boston is liberal and any judge will do. Idiots. That's why they lose.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

Keep 'em coming President Trump.  I'm just getting used to this winning thing.

CheapBastard's picture

When I get that feeling I am not sure if it's a "winning feeling" or I'm just hungry for another donut.

 

Both -- winning and donuts -- are so sweet!

HowardBeale's picture

Charlie Sheen is wishing he would have Tradmarked his slogan...

shovelhead's picture

Speaking of fingers...

Just grab a hand and take a finger with some pruning shears and ID the rascal.

I bet you could get lots of names at a later date by just showing him Mr. Bitey.

Ya know, cuz Mr. Sessions is going to be busy with Hillary et al.

OverTheHedge's picture

To quote Mr Burns: "I like the cut of your jib". Don't forget, "waterboarding is effective", so cutting off fingers doubly so. Of course, the opposition will be enthusiastic to up the ante, so don't be surprised if this all "gets out of hand" , ah ha ha. Ahem. Sorry. Punning is the lowest form of wit.

GreatUncle's picture

Smile more try this ... shoot them at a distance then vanish.

What do you get? Truth, full inquiry, you know, bank details, who took money for services etc. now you got the full details of who the paymasters were or a path up ... Not high enough start waterboarding ... where is Scott Foval anyway? Is he still alive?

Net loss to those rejecting democracy because the subversives can be revealed even if it is in a body bag.

Cruel, harsh? Not interested no more ... the point proved is?

Anybody left alive in the chain is a weak link to progress further up the chain.

 

 

 

 

balolalo's picture

"Am I to take the words of an executive at any point before or after election as a part of that executive order?"

the answer is YES.  motive is also a part of the law. IS IT NOT? 

First the came for the Syians....

then they came for the Yemenis, Iraqis, Iranians, ........

then ......

of course it is a muslim ban.  

IT's the FIRST STEP

TO PROTECT MORONS AFRAID OF THE BOOGIE MAN

cheech_wizard's picture

Standard Disclaimer: Ignorance is bliss in the land of balolalo.