Friday, February 10, 2017

quote of the day--this was written before 9th Circuit (already) rejected "Trumpism."

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/trump-tried-to-intimidate-the-judges-over-his-ban-and-he-failed/516294/

 I think that Washington should win; but at least one judge, Nathaniel Gorton of the District of Massachusetts, has written a full opinion suggesting the order is valid.
It seems most likely that the government’s current plight stems from mere stupidity—from a bull-headed President who rushed through a clumsy order without vetting by the agencies involved and without a senior staff in place at the Justice Department. But Trump’s conduct has been so extraordinary—so seemingly calculated to alienate any judge who is on the fence—that Harvard executive-power guru Jack Goldsmith has suggested that Trump wants to lose the case, in order to set up a confrontation with the courts.


Presidents have thought before that they could roll those wimpy-looking nerds with their gavels and robes. It usually doesn’t work out all that well.

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