Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
President Trump issued an Executive Order on immigration last month, pursuant to a law passed by Congress and signed by President Obama two years ago. A Federal judge in California blocked it.
President Trump issued a revised Executive Order that took into account the judge’s objections. A Federal judge in Hawaii has blocked the new order on the grounds that a Muslim Imam living in Hawaii may have a First Amendment right to invite anybody from anywhere in the world to come to Hawaii to visit him, if he feels like it, and therefore the United States government has no power to stop any invited guest from entering the country.
This is sheer fantasy, of course, utterly unsupported by statute or any prior interpretation of the Constitution. If it went up the ladder to the Supreme Court, it would be . . . well, now wait a minute. That court is divided 4-4 because of the Scalia vacancy. We can’t say what would happen. Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill the Scalia seat. Did that happen?
No. The Establishment Republicans in Congress – the ones who supported Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan for President – the ones who swore “Never Trump” – are in charge of the Supreme Court nomination. It’s the single most important thing they have on their plate but it’s stalled.
They’re busy, you see. They never thought Trump would win so they didn’t bother making plans to repeal Obamacare. Now that he’s dropped this tar-baby in their laps, they’re atwitter over how to appear to be doing something to keep their phony-baloney jobs without doing anything that might make the New York Times call them names. It’s a conundrum, you see, which might possibly go away if they wait long enough and Trump is impeached.
I read the other day that North Korea claims to have a nuclear missile capable of reaching Hawaii. Reeeeeeealy? Hmmmmmmmm.
Not sure regular commenter Mammuthus Primigenius would approve – and losing Hawaii but keeping California just leaves the country in the same boat we’re in.