Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Darweesh vs. Trump updates

A collection of materials for further study:

Attorney General Herring of Virginia:

"Today I am bringing legal action on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia against President Donald Trump and his administration for the unconstitutional and unlawful executive order of January 27, 2017. The Commonwealth has substantial interests justifying its intervention, and make no mistake, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and our people, are already being harmed by this Executive Order.

"As we speak, there are students at our colleges and universities who are unable to return to Virginia. We have professors, researchers, and employees at our colleges and universities and Virginia businesses who either cannot enter the country, or who will be barred from returning should they leave.
"We have been working around the clock since Friday to examine this Executive Order before reaching this conclusion. This is not an action I take lightly, but it is one I take with confidence in our legal analysis, and in the necessity of intervening to both protect the Commonwealth's own sovereign interests and vindicate its residents' civil rights.
"This order is unlawful, unconstitutional, and un-American, and action is required." 

More on this lawsuit:

The original court order:

It is still not clear that the Executive Branch has followed the court order. This next is from The Daily Show, Tuesday night. The feed was cut (via Direct TV) as Romero, head of the ACLU and the chief litigant, was speaking, very suspiciously.

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