Monday, February 13, 2017

Donald Trump Hits Legal Roadblocks

The 7-country temporary travel ban is held up, after the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, California on Thursday denied a Justice Department request to stay the suspension of President Donald Trump's executive order.
This is a stinging rebuke of the administration’s claim that the courts have no role as a check on the president.
The court decided that the ban had nothing to do with national security and that the administration had shown “no evidence” that anyone from the said countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – had committed terrorist acts in the country.
The verdict also rejected Trump’s claim that courts are powerless to review a president’s national security assessment. The fact is judges play an important role in a constitutional democracy, the court said.
The ruling on February 03, 2017 by Judge James Robart of the Federal District Court in Seattle, Washington – who had blocked key parts of the travel ban, allowing thousands of foreigners to enter the country – is still in force.
Donald Trump has been checkmated. At least for now.
I attended the Sai Masters Toastmasters meeting on Sunday in PJ – where I delivered my CC #8 titled “Choose Your Own Pen”.

Two more speeches before I complete my CC Round 41. 

A packed meeting not just in terms of a good attendance twenty-two of us were there  but also that we had five Table Topics and six assignment speeches. 

LOL the General Evaluator mentioned twice that she found the meeting tiring!


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