March 25, 2017

Virignia federal judge backs Trump's Muslim ban

LA Times - Unlike federal judges before him, a judge in Virginia ruled in favor of President Trump’s revised travel ban in a case brought by Muslims who said the president’s executive order illegally discriminated against their religion by restricting travel from six majority-Muslim countries.

U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga of the Eastern District Court of Virginia in Alexandria wrote that the plaintiffs, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other Muslim community leaders from across the country, probably would not prevail in their suit. Trenga said the travel ban likely “falls within the bounds” of Trump’s authority as president, and he rejected a request to halt the order.

Trenga’s ruling doesn’t have an immediate effect on the ban, which was put on hold by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland last week. But it gives ammunition to government lawyers arguing for the ban across several U.S. courts where cases against it are pending.

1 comment:

Leslie Armstrong said...

This is so stupid. #1 no Muslim immigrants have killed anyone here.

And #2, we started the damn illegal war in the first place. People misplaced from that atrocity, whose cities have homes have been decimated, are the ones emigrating from their war torn countries.

We are the ones committing most of the murders in our own country.

Are there any grown ups in the room? Face it, America, WE are the bad boys. And if you want to argue with me, read our history first. That said, they are many, many good people in this country. Unfortunately, there aren't enough in government.