10 Takeaways from the Ninth Circuit

Thoughts on the appeals court ruling against Trump’s Travel Ban

  1. If you’re short on time and want to get to the heart of why this ban is such a sick and twisted load of bullshit, then just read the part of the decision that discusses the fact that there is No Threat. The threat has been wholly invented. I have no idea if Trump or any of his minions believe there’s a real threat or not. But there isn’t. We should be fighting real life terrorism instead of wasting time and resources fighting make-believe perpetrators. Or as the court put it: The Government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the Order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.

(And one bonus thought: Our last president was a constitutional law professor.)

Dave Pell writes NextDraft. The Alternative to Alternative Facts.

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