Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
The New York Times – Appeals court declines to quickly reinstate travel ban – “The 9th Circuit ruled that the president’s immigration order will remain suspended, at least through Monday — when both sides have deadlines to present more arguments to a three-judge panel. What ultimately lies ahead is a lengthy legal battle that will play out nationwide. The administration says the order is needed for national security.”
The Hill: “A federal appeals court early Sunday rejected the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to restore President Trump’s travel ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco denied the DOJ’s request an emergency stay, pending full consideration of the motion. The court requested a response from attorneys general in Washington state and Minnesota on Sunday and from the administration by Monday afternoon.”
The LA Times – “When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade. Up to 8 million people in the country illegally could be considered priorities for deportation, according to calculations by the Los Angeles Times. They were based on interviews with experts who studied the order and two internal documents that signal immigration officials are taking an expansive view of Trump’s directive. Far from targeting only “bad hombres,” as Trump has said repeatedly, his new order allows immigration agents to detain nearly anyone they come in contact with who has crossed the border illegally. People could be booked into custody for usingfood stamps or if their child receives free school lunches. The deportation targets are a much larger group than those swept up in the travel bans that sowed chaos at airports and seized public attention over the past week. Fewer than 1 million people came to the U.S. over the past decade from the seven countries from which most visitors are temporarily blocked….
CNN opinion, “Trump’s most bone-chilling tweet” – “Here is Trump’s truly jaw-droppingtweet from Saturday morning [February 4, 2017]: “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”
The Seattle Times “Trump’s ‘so-called judge’ is highly regarded Republican appointee”
The N.Y. Times, “‘So-Called’ Judge Criticized by Trump Is Known as a Mainstream Republican.”
The Hill – “The Justice Department filed a notice Saturday evening that it would formallyappeal a temporary nationwide restraining order issued by a federal judge in Seattle on Friday, which immediately halted Trump’s immigration order.”
Seattle Times – “U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled Friday afternoon in favor of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who sued this week to invalidate key provisions of Trump’s executive order. Robart granted Ferguson’s request for a temporary restraining order ‘on a nationwide basis,’ prohibiting federal employees from enforcing Trump’s order. The judge rejected arguments from Justice Department attorneys who said the travel ban fell well within the president’s national-security powers. … Meanwhile, a contradictory decision came earlier Friday from a federal judge in Massachusetts, who sided with the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton ruled that the president had the authority on national-security grounds to bar citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, according to The Boston Globe. The disparate rulings may eventually be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.” The judge’s order