9TH CIRCUIT CHIEF JUDGE WANTS ANOTHER VOTE OVER TRAVEL BAN | Back in Court By Mid Feb
– LawNewz.com |
To determine if order issued by 3 jurists should be reconsidered by 11 of 29 Jurists of the Ninth Circuit – “Interesting move”
“In a rare move, one of the judges on the Ninth Circuit of Appeals has made a request that a vote be taken as to whether the order issued by the three judges Thursday night should be reconsidered en banc, which means before 11 federal judges of the Ninth Circuit.
It’s not clear if this means that this judge (who was not named in the order) believes that there are enough votes to overturn the lower court’s decision which put a temporary halt on Trump’s controversial travel ban or if the judge simply wasn’t satisfied with the panel’s decision. Regardless, it is an interesting move that could bode well for President Trump, and throws yet another legal twist into the ongoing court battle between Trump and those trying to prevent his controversial immigration ban from being enforced.”
Chief Judge Sidney Thomas of the 9th Circuit Court has instructed both Trump’s DOJ team and lawyers for the State of Washington and Minnesota to file briefs due by Thursday February 16th, stating whether they believe the motion should be considered en banc. To get a rehearing, a majority of the 29 active judges on the court would need to vote in favor. Some legal experts contend however that it is unlikely that a majority of judges (most of whom were appointed by Democrats) would agree to this.”
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Former Marine Flees Iraq After Facebook Warning About Iraqi Refugees Goes Viral
– PJ Media | Sean Hannity
“A former U.S. Marine who works as a private security contractor in Iraq had to flee the country after his Facebook post warning of the dangers Americans face in the tumultuous country went viral.
Steven Gern’s video, which was posted from Iraq and has been viewed more than 44 million times, came just a few days after President Trump’s executive order triggered massive protests at U.S. airports.
The order temporarily banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq, Iran and Syria.
Gern relayed a short message about conversations he had about the controversial order with Iraqis. He said he asked them what would happen if he, an American, “went out in town.”
He asked the group, “would I be welcome? And they replied, ‘Absolutely not. You would not be welcome,'” Gern recalled.
“They said the locals would snatch me up and kill me within an hour,” said Gern. “I’d be tortured first, and after they were done torturing me, I’d probably be beheaded. It would go on video for everyone to see as an example.”
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