Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban Attempt

The Los Angeles Times reports:

A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday issued an order blocking major parts of President Trump’s newest travel ban, suggesting it amounted to unconstitutional discrimination against Muslims and violated immigration law.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stops the administration’s travel restrictions nationwide before they were scheduled to take full effect on Wednesday.

The newest travel rules, issued on Sept. 24, indefinitely ban entry to the U.S. by most nationals of Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. They also restrict travel by certain Venezuelan government officials and their families.

Watson’s order, issued in response to a lawsuit filed by the state of Hawaii, a Honolulu-based mosque, its imam and two state residents who have relatives in the affected countries, stops the government from enforcing the new restrictions on travel from all of the nations except North Korea and Venezuela.

  • So much #Winnning

  • Tawreos

    This should set off the mother of all tweet storms, if for no other reason than to cover up his other fuckups this week.

  • TrueWords
  • Phillip in L.A.

    I’m experiencing deja vu, or this has happened before!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      All of this has happened before and all of it will happen again…and again…and again…

      • Lars Littlefield

        Billy Pilgrim! It’s about time you showed up!

      • TimCA

        Well at least until Donnie and his buddies at the Heritage Foundation successfully pack the courts with their nominees.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Good.

  • HZ81

    Ruh roh. That can only mean he’s going to roll back something Obama did in retaliation

    Maybe he’s going to raise Usama from the dead!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      The truly pathetic part of your jest is that if he did somehow bring back Usama, his base would probably cheer.

      • Cipher

        “We told you Obummer should’t get credit for that!”

  • TrueWords
  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    The fact that after multiple courts have blocked prior bans, with that advance knowledge, the administration STILL cannot craft travel restrictions that meet legal and constitutional scrutiny, is pretty damn embarrassing.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Also, Obama’s dick is waaaaay bigger than yours. Oh, and he has better hair.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Also hands, wife, and children. And education. Plus he is a master of choosing, tying, and wearing ties that aren’t scotch-taped together.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Well, no one in Trump’s “brain trust” is a constitutional scholar — luckily for us.

    • Tawreos

      He can’t craft it in a way that won’t look weak to his base, so it will continue to get blocked.

    • The_Wretched

      90% of what donny wants can be hand for just floating the bans. It spooks/trolls the right people and reduces the muslims from even trying to get here.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Very true. Tourism is way down as is international college admissions. And what qualified programmer is going to want to come to Silicon Valley on a work visa with the Mad King in power? The best and brightest won’t be coming to America any time soon.

  • TrueWords
    • zhera

      That travel ban was supposed to be temporary, 3 months if I remember correctly. Well, it’s been 9 months: shouldn’t the ‘enhanced border checks’ be ready by now?

  • -M-

    Really? The White Hood House is still at it with the travel ban?

    • thatotherjean

      Forever and ever–Donnie doesn’t give up, he just cycles around to it again, as the mood strikes him.

  • Lawerence Collins
    • Gustav2

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Ernest Endevor

      Oh yeah, some jerk ranting on Facebook. That carries weight.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      TYT? not exactly the most unbiased of sources. Not saying he’s wrong, but given how TYT has devolved into a massively selective echo chamber, I have to take what they offer with a grain of salt.

    • TimCA

      Your video refers to the story that appeared early this morning on the Hill news website. It purports to now show a smoking gun involving not only the Clintons but the wider Obama administration in the (entirely discredited) so-called plot to sell uranium to the Russians. This is just a rehashed and thoroughly debunked conspiracy theory now bundled up into a new propaganda piece designed to divert attention from the Mueller investigation. Is this the story of alleged Russian collusion you want us to know about from your posted video?

      http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355749-fbi-uncovered-russian-bribery-plot-before-obama-administration

    • Daveed_WOW

      TYT is a Russian-funded operation designed to demoralize the Left. It seemed to work last election. The Left stayed home in droves.

      • Lawerence Collins

        Wrong again. TYT is member based contributions. It doesn’t demoralize the left. It tells the truth. Unlike establishment corporate media

        • Daveed_WOW

          Hmm…a true believer that divide and conquer leads to …..a Republican President.

      • Lawerence Collins

        What of the Hill.com. It’s an corporate controlled media outlet?

  • MikeBx2

    You know that Trump never hears the word Hawaii without thinking Obama, which makes this even better. Stand back, he’s gonna blow.

  • Cipher

    FYI, Watson is the only Hawaiian American federal judge currently serving. He’s also an Army man.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_Watson

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Ah, so we can expect a double barreled scattershot tweet about him from the Dotard in Chief.

      • Cipher

        Yup. Graduated from Harvard in the same class as Gorsuch AND OBAMA! Like Obama, he’s, you know, from that weird yellow-people “state” so they don’t really count as “Real ‘Murikans”. People are saying…

      • Daveed_WOW

        I predict he will say that this Hawaiian American judge isn’t a real judge from a real state. Oh wait. He already did. LOL.

    • TimCA

      According to Donnie if there’s anything worse than a judge from Indiana of Mexican descent, it would be a judge from Hawaii of native Hawaiian descent. lol

  • alc2018
    • Lars Littlefield

      Is that anything like a hippopoterous?

      • alc2018

        my dear young man it would behoove you to concede!

        • Lars Littlefield

          You called me a young man. You are now my new best friend. 😛

    • Dagoril

      Oh, the pain. The pain!

  • Lars Littlefield

    This is great news. Sadly, as judgeships are filled by Trump, very little great news is in our futures.

  • Karl Dubhe

    o/t what’s the consensus on choosing a vpn?

    It might be an idea to hide where I’m posting from… 🙁

    • I use ‘PrivateInternetAccess’. They’re not bad.

      My top advice is to stay away from the ‘free’ ones. Because they’re shitty and often scammy.

      • Mow

        I use nordvpn. Works well for me.

  • TrueWords
  • PickyPecker
    • Robincho

      Time to extend a laurel, and hearty handshake, to Judge Derrick Watson…

  • Twitter tantrum from Cheetolini in 5…4…3…

  • JaniceInToronto

    Mister Trump isn’t going to like this.

    Bet he’ll resort to tweeting, the ultimate weapon in his arsenal, eh?

  • TexasBoy
  • billbear1961
  • Every single one of the nations on that list are nations where Donald does no business.

    • The_Wretched

      Open a Trump hotel and get off the list. It’s a deal.

  • tbj5
    • Jean-Marc in Canada
      • Stubenville

        Some days Endora is my spirit animal.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          She is definitely my spirit witch.

        • Robincho

          You just like her name — Moorehead…

          • Stubenville

            And who wouldn’t like more head?

    • Treant

      Maybe he doesn’t know he can quit and leave us without his glorious leadership? Somebody tell him. Quickly.

      • KnownDonorDad

        If that happens, I really hope Mueller has something on Pence.

      • Ranger One

        We need our Donald so desperately. He is the best President we have ever had. If he had been President instead of Kennedy, we would have had men not only on the moon, but men on Mars, men on Venus, men on Mercury, and all the planets and moons. They should start construction on a Trump Monument on the mall today. It is be the best and greatest of all the Washington monuments.

        • Treant

          We’d even go to the Sun and avoid the heat by going at night.

      • thatotherjean

        Unfortunately, that would make him think of himself as a loser, and he can’t do ;that. Ego is keeping him in office, even though he hates it, and everybody around him.

        • -M-

          No no. We ingrates don’t deserve his help. He’ll go away and then we’ll be sorry, while he laughs at us from his unbelievable wonderful life. 🤞🤞

          • thatotherjean

            The sooner the better, Donnie! Have a wonderful life–until the NY AG catches up with you.

    • TrueWords
    • ColdCountry

      I thought that was his “precedential” look?

    • Snarkaholic

      Interestingly, he made that same face on election night…when told he was winning.

  • bkmn
    • Looks about right to me.

      And it’s compounded, of course, by life-long sociopathy and extreme narcissist personality disorder.

      • bkmn

        Not to mention, untreated syphilis

    • KnownDonorDad

      I wouldn’t wish dementia of any sort on anyone – plus, in this case there are extreme consequences for the world – so I hope that’s not true. Honestly, I think his behavior can just as easily be explained by a combination of hubris, inexperience, and narcissism and increasing frustration and disaffectedness.

      • bkmn

        And attention deficit disorder, along with not really caring about anyone but himself.

  • MikeBx2
  • Leo
    • Karl Dubhe

      Harvey will look on something like that and brag that he’s got more accusers than the President does.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Scary thing is, I could see Trump actually being upset about that.

        • Karl Dubhe

          I could see Trump calling him to brag… 🙁

      • Leo

        His is at ~12-13, 14 if you count the child that was raped, now a woman who backed out of a news conference due to death threats.

        • Accusers who’ve gone public is one thing. I’d put money down on Donald’s count being far, far higher.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Well, the contestants on his beauty shows haven’t filed, yet anyhow…

    • Basically Weinstein was a serial sexual predator because he could get away with it.

      Take any guy (of any color, but it helps to be white), assign him power and money, and if he’s a sexual predator chances are very good he will get away with it for decades, if not the rest of his life. In fact, he may very well become more powerful and rich.

      Just ask Donald Jackass Trump.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        And Ex-Co-Pope Benedictus

        • grada3784

          Co-Pope-Rage?

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Nein, danke.

      • Ken M

        Power and money attracts, not skin color. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. Don’t women in power ever go after guys?

      • Gustav2

        I was 19 and “cute,” just starting out in a business in 1974, when my boss who had been with the company for decades grabbed my ass. She didn’t do it again, because I transferred as soon as I could.

        • Indeed: Worth remembering always that dudes can be sexually harassed, too.

          The common element though is the person doing it has some power over the person being harassed. Whether it’s organizational power, or power over a career, or power over a living situation, or simply has allies powerful enough to aid in covering up (when social status is closer to equal).

          • Gustav2

            She had just given me a promotion, maybe she thought I owed her something.

            (I came out shortly after that…lol)

          • Probably. Here’s another couple of truths though: Sexual harassment of men by women is far, far more rare. At the same time though, an even larger percentage of men who were victims never say anything or report it due to the ‘masculine shame’ angle.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Yep–I have been sexually assaulted by a woman

      • Stubenville

        Bill Cosby.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Oh no…you do not cross Queen Cersei/Gorgo.

    • The_Wretched

      Dang, that’s an avalanche.

  • Stubenville
    • Phillip in L.A.

      mmmmmmmm, Hawaiian plate-lunch!

  • The_Wretched

    The US SCT, however, seems poised to allow trump all of these Bans. Legally, these lower courts are applying the law and getting it right.

  • anne marie in philly

    bwhahahahahahaha!

  • Robincho

    IMUA HAWAI’I !…

    • Robincho

      Ahhh. So you KNOW, then…

  • FAEN

    Shouldn’t you change your slogan to ‘so much losing’?

    • Robincho

      Except he’d probably spell it “loosing”…

      • FAEN

        And then insist his spelling is the correct one 🙄

  • GayOldLady

    When he’s not winning he’s just hanging out
    https://media.giphy.com/media/9GlQodYpm2P6g/giphy.gif

    • Ken M

      Getting head? 😉 sorry

      • GayOldLady

        It could be a metaphor

        • Ken M

          Well his head isn’t thrown back for getting his balls busted. Can’t break what you don’t have.

        • Robincho

          What’s a metaphor, if not for that?…

          • GayOldLady

            A visual metaphor.

      • boatboy_srq

        As in “off with his….”

    • boatboy_srq

      Need. More. Brain. Bleach.

    • JAKvirginia

      Dinner will now be delayed. Thanks. 🙁

  • Ken M

    O/T Sorta It seems last year Trump sold his property in Hawaii in exchange for the “purchase” of a condo complex. Since the condos are all privately owned, he gets nothing. He was originally paid $70M to keep his name on them, nothing more.

    • thatotherjean

      $70 million is not exactly chump change, even in Trump’s world. Despite his near-daily bragging, I doubt that he’d be worth that, if he paid his debts.

  • Hank
  • boatboy_srq

    Cue the “activist judges” whinge in 5… 4… 3…

  • GayOldLady

    Except for the 2nd Amendment That Goddamned Constitution keeps getting in Trump’s way.

  • GayOldLady

    How long will it take for Trump to say that this Judge is in Hawaii therefore he isn’t a real American?

    • David

      5…4…3…2….

    • GanymedeRenard

      He probably thinks Hawaii is next to Puerto Rico.

  • GayOldLady

    I wonder if Trump has noticed that since his first “travel ban”, not one mass murder has been committed by an undocumented worker, a traveler on a Visa, a Muslim? Only people committing acts of terrorism in the USA are white men with an unspecified axe to grind

    • JAKvirginia

      FAKE NEWS! /s

  • Henry Auvil

    Somebody’s twitter feed tomorrow is going to be SO MAD!

  • Daveed_WOW

    No ban on Saudi Arabia or Pakistan. North Korea is not Muslim, but whatever.

  • rednekokie

    Perhaps three times will be a charm.

    Has anyone noticed that tRump looks like a bad mime trying to get out of a glass bottle? Hee hee — he ought to be put in one, and then it capped.

    • djcoastermark

      But, but, if it were capped, the air would run out. Oh. Oooohhhh.

      • rednekokie

        OMG – – hadn’t thought of that —— 😉

  • canoebum

    Is it getting unpretty yet?

  • JCF