Politics

That travel-ban lifting judge said what?

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The judge who issued a stay on President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring entry to the U.S. by those from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia erroneously claimed in his courtroom that no person from those countries have been arrested in the U.S. since 9/11.

 

In a courtroom exchange Friday with Department of Justice lawyer Michelle Bennett, federal Judge James L. Robart, asked, “How many arrests have there been of foreign nationals from those seven countries since 9/11”?

“I don’t know the specific details of attacks or planned attacks,” said Bennett, who is from the Department of Justice’s Civil Division.

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  • Syrin

    Take every “refugee” from that area, and relocate them to this judge’s neighborhood. It is time to play hardball.

  • DJohn1

    The problem here is that “Judge” will not have any responsibility for the havoc that might arise from his decision.
    I suggest if he were subject to the law as well as interpretting the law then he may have made a judicial decision slightly different than the one that was made.
    IF he could lose his job because of his legal decision then he might have hesitated before doing so.
    Lawyers spend 3 years learning to create problems and 1 year learning how to solve them in law schools.
    That is where the money is. Creating legal problems that need to be solved.
    I suggest the justice department go after him for those decisions that are not proper law.
    I am not sure if he can be recalled from the bench or impeached.
    Perhaps if he is fired from the bench then the next person trying this might not be so anxious to do so.