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Luckovich: Nice sign.

This is from yesterday. I did not see it posted


In His Worst Defeat Yet, Court Rules Trump Actions On Muslim Ban Violated The Law

This is an interesting opinion in that it does not rely on First Amendment/Establishment clause violations to find the EO void. Here is a link to the opinion http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/06/12/17-15589.pdf This case found that the Executive order was void on the basis statutory construction and not due to a violation of the establishment clause http://www.politicususa.com/2017/06/12/worst-defeat-yet-court-rules-trump-actions-muslim-ban-violated-law.html

NBC’s Pete Williams reported, “This is a ruling basically saying the President violated the law in this executive order.”
This ruling is different, because the judges ruled that Trump failed to meet the essential standard for using his power, “In suspending the entry of more than 180 million nationals from six countries, suspending the entry of all refugees, and reducing the cap on the admission of refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 for the 2017 fiscal year. The President did not meet the essential precondition to exercising his delegated authority: The President must make a sufficient finding that the entry of these classes of people would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.’”

In other words, the ruling went beyond the legality of the ban, and discussed the legality of the President’s actions, and found that he broke the law. Trump did not demonstrate that the refugees were detrimental to the interests of the United States.

The Trump White House conception of unlimited executive power was dealt a huge blow in this ruling. The President does not have unlimited power. He can’t dash off an executive order and ban Muslims to fulfill a campaign promise.

There are checks and balances, and once again, our Judicial Branch as limited the power of Executive who demands no limits.

Protesters seek firing of state Rep. Rinaldi after sanctuary cities fracas at Capitol

One of my children saw the El Paso version of these protests http://www.statesman.com/news/protesters-seek-firing-state-rep-rinaldi-after-sanctuary-cities-fracas-capitol/ZLbV0EcZNsPfqAgqkLGT5M/

Opponents of State Rep. Matt Rinaldi – who stirred up controversy during “sanctuary cities” protests inside the state Capitol on the final day of the Texas legislative session – plan to demonstrate against the Irving Republican in Austin and four other Texas cities on Wednesday.

The Austin protest will take place at 111 Congress Ave. at 1 p.m., in front of the Dykema Gossett law firm, which employs Rinaldi at its Dallas office.

Rinaldi was at the center of a tense encounter in the Capitol, which included protests, death threats and the calling of immigration services.

May 29 was to be a day of congratulatory speeches, but all that was halted when protesters in the House Gallery were removed after chanting against Senate Bill 4, a measure that became a law banning so-called sanctuary cities in Texas.

Crackeds Video On The Problem Of Voter Fraud Is A MUST-Watch

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