Justice Department Uses Segregation Era Court Ruling To Defend Donald Trump's Muslim Ban

The Justice Department has turned to segregation era court rulings to defend Donald Trump's Muslim ban.

Seriously - I'm not kidding.

They've really stooped that low.

In a brief filed with the Fourth Circuit of Appeals before Monday's oral arguments, the Justice Department cited a 1971 Supreme Court case that allowed Jackson, Mississippi to flout a desegregation order.

To briefly summarize this case, Jackson had been ordered to desegregate its public parks and pools - but instead of doing as it was told, it just closed them all down.

It was obvious to everyone what Jackson was doing, but in a 5 - 4 decision the Supreme Court upheld the move, saying that it couldn't just strike down a legitimate act of a legislature because of bad intentions of the people behind it.

Today, scholars consider this decision one of worst by the Supreme Court, but the Trump Justice Department says it proves that Donald Trump's campaign trail statements about banning Muslims are immaterial to the constitutionality of the Muslim ban itself.

In this case, the motive have been pretty clear. Trump called for a Muslim Ban. His surrogates have described this as a Muslim ban. His campaign website has deleted the page that originally had his press release titled: "Donald J. Trump Statement On Preventing Muslim Immigration." The page is deleted, but the link metadata is still up there, which has Muslim Ban in it.

This is an insult to our intelligence, isn't it?


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randolphgarriso... 5 years 45 weeks ago

With trump's appointment of attorny general sessions, corporation supreme court justice, and 100+ federal judges, we do not have a justice system. We have a trump support system.

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DHBranski 5 years 45 weeks ago

Whereupon Democrats rose up and... oh, never mind.

PowerToThePeople 5 years 45 weeks ago

How come you never talk or write about the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump Administration and the Russian government? Your avoidance of it is glaring. Is it because you have a show on RT?

Thom, you need to get off of RT.

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Riverplunge 5 years 45 weeks ago

Well, you know Thomm.. He's on the "takers" side. And takers, take!! The only friends that they have are the rich (addicts). This is the way is is for now. Hopefully people will wake for the next election and kick out the fleecing bums in 2018.

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deepspace 5 years 45 weeks ago

Petty bigots strive mightily to dress themselves up as normal and reasonable human beings, but they can't hide the stink of ignorance and hatred reeking from their rotting minds and blackened souls. Trump and the self-righteous patriotic and religious hypocrites who enable him are an insult not only to our intelligence but to basic human decency.

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Radical 5 years 45 weeks ago

Well I see that Trump is trying to take Voter suppression nationwide with the appointment of get this kris kobach and ken Blackwell to run a election integrity commission except for rt and Democracy Now no one is reporting it. Crtainly not the Corporate Media. The people have to take to the streets and demand action the Democratic Party esablishment is doing nothing to fight it.

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rg711 5 years 45 weeks ago

Hartmann you know the community organizer gang identified 7 arab countries with majority muzzie populations that are known to harbor terrorist training camps. Make America Great!

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rg711 5 years 45 weeks ago

You would sing a different tune if you owned property or a business, but clock-punching, rental tenant types will never get it

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deepspace 5 years 45 weeks ago

Lies and hate do not "make America great."

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