JoanFontaine

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  1. If the order was such a slam dunk, why did three federal court judges stay part of it? Green card holders have certain legal rights; does Trump have the authority to abridge those rights? And some big corporations with billions of reasons not to cross Trump are funding the challenges. My guess is that some very smart lawyers have already looked at the issues on their behalf. That their analysis hasn't made it to CNN seems appropriate to me.
  2. DOJ mission statement: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans
  3. It sounds like the disagreement is with this statement - it's the responsibility of the President to determine the position of the Department of Justice(?).
  4. Jim - do you know that she didn't do that - and then when he didn't heed her advice, she went public? I don't think it is necessary to resign every time you disagree with your boss, especially in her position. He's got White House counsel if he wants a yes-woman, and the Attorney General is not that person.
  5. I'm suspicious of any company that uses this crisis for its gain (in this case, positive press - with little accountability on the outcome). Not saying that Starbucks is doing that, but I wonder. In NYC you are more likely to find unemployed actors than inner city kids working in Starbucks.
  6. I said "trust", not believe. Do you fact check everything that you hear on your respected news channel, or read in your respected newspaper? I don't know anyone who does, and I know many smart, educated people, so you will be the first. And how would I verify this - get on a plane and drive around the heartland?
  7. Because he is too seasoned to make a mistake (repeated over and over again in months of coverage) of such a large consequence. This was not a one-time error. And as a viewer, how can I trust anything else he says?
  8. Todd should fire himself.
  9. Interesting - thanks. Deport, as even the non-lawyers here know, means to expel from a country because of illegal status - the question isn't whether they are "admitted", it's whether they are "here". Such a blight on this country.
  10. Let's take the Syria discussion elsewhere please.
  11. Anyone reading/watching coverage of those who were deported on Saturday or Sunday? I saw two references to deportations - one man from JFK and a family from PHL. I would like to see more about these deportations, and I wonder why Canada hasn't stepped in to say: send these folks here.
  12. Lyft just donated $1 million to the ACLU. Likely the beginning of a flood of major donations.
  13. Here is the petition that lead to the stay. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/28/us/politics/ACLU-Complaint.html?_r=0
  14. Slippery slope. Give medical records only to doctors? If you want to be the leader of the free world you should be prepared to be an open book. See: Clinton's failure to hand over her speeches to investment bankers.
  15. So I am on an important call in my office and my hot phone rings and it is Bushy reporting Judge Brown. Lovely.