Court says NO to asylum rule

August 4th, 2019

Remember tRump’s asylum rule, released and effective the same day?

Official release in Federal Register 7/16/2019

And the the following day:

ACLU sues on asylum rule

And now, for the Court’s Order, in the D.C. Circuit, the bottom line:

Trump rule restricting asylum seekers struck down by court

From the opinion:

As explained below, the Court first holds that it has subject-matter jurisdiction, and that Plaintiffs have Article III and zone of interests standing to challenge the Rule. The Court also holds that the Rule (in conjunction with the Proclamation) is inconsistent with 8 U.S.C. § 1158. Those three conclusions end the required inquiry: Because the Rule is contrary to law and must, as a result, be set aside, 5 U.S.C. § 706(2)(A), the Court need not consider Plaintiffs’ alternative legal challenges.

Here’s the full Order:

What’s really bothering me about this is that these overbroad tRUmp pipedreams are issued, and over and over and over, each of them MUST be challenged, because if not challenged, they stand. What a waste of time and resources. Oh well. tRump shot down on this one too!

Here’s the Complaint filed by Roy Moore, looking for a Temporary Restraining Order, a Preliminary Injunction, and a new election:


Here’s his first demand:

How’s that workin’ for ya, Roy?  The Alabama Secretary of State has certified the election results, and you are the loser:

2017 Official General Election Results (Write-In Appendix)

2017 Official General Election Results (No Appendix)

And this, as part of the Complaint, good grief, stupid is as stupid does… this guy might as well go be a dishwasher at the local greasy spoon:

Well, at least Moore is consistent in his riding “style.”  Looks like he’s ready for a Lazy-Roy saddle.




… it’s BAAAAAACK!  The screenshot of tRump’s “Donald J. Trump Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration” above has been on tRump’s campaign website since forever… and has been posted through his signing of Executive Order 13769 and Executive Order 13780.

It’s been posted through federal court pleadings and hearings, used as evidence of his intent on banning Muslim immigration:


TRO as Filed


MD Federal Court_Trump EO13780

I’ve been watching this page, because I couldn’t believe the arrogance, the obliviousness, of leaving that page up, whatever are they thinking?  Today, special thanks to Mary Turck, who noted that it was removed yesterday.  The day before today’s hearing on the Executive Order, sometime before 21:36:59 yesterday.  Good grief!  That isn’t going to make it go away.  Ever hear of the Wayback Machine?  DOH!  Screenshot time!

Stupid.  Bigly stupid, SO stupid.

There are a few articles, but I cannot find the 40+ page court order!  Looking…  FOUND IT!!

Judge Derrik Watson_Hawaii Federal District Court_06112723217_TRO

Bottom line:

And some articles:

Federal Judge in Hawaii Puts Trump Travel Ban on Hold

Federal Judge in Hawaii Puts Trump’s New Travel Ban on Hold

Federal judge in Hawaii puts revised Trump travel ban on hold

Federal judge in Hawaii puts Trump travel ban on hold

Found it, what a great decision.  And what a loser tRump is!



Here it is, the Court Order:

17-35105_Upholds Restraining Order

Tell the White House what you think of tRump’s Executive Order 13769 Muslim Ban: