U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy restored President Donald Trump’s travel ban after the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the admission of more refugee s. With the Court set to hear arguments on the issue (after lifting prior injunctions placed on the Trump order), the decision of the Ninth Circuit seemed at odds with the prior ruling of the Court.
On October 4, Judge Susan Bolton will hold a hearing to consider former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s request that she vacate his conviction for criminal contempt now that President Trump has issued what many have described as a regrettable but valid pardon.
Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, “At least he gets things done!” And it was exasperation with a dithering GOP Congress , which had failed to enact his or its own agenda, that caused Trump to pull the job of raising the debt ceiling away from Republican contractors Ryan & McConnell, and give it to Pelosi & Schumer.
Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, then the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., at a campaign event in January 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Mary Altaffer, Associated Press) Conservative commentator Jon Gabriel is a former constituent of Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County sheriff who was prosecuted and convicted of criminal contempt of court earlier this year, and then pardoned by President Trump on Friday.
President Donald Trump did not pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at his Arizona rally on Tuesday, but CNN reports that the paperwork and accompanying talking points are ready. Should he pardon Arpaio at some point in the near future, it would be both completely legal and an affront to everything his attorney general supposedly holds dear. “One of the talking points is that Arpaio served his country for 50 years in the military, the Drug Enforcement Administration and as Arizona’s Maricopa County sheriff,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reports, “and that it is not appropriate to send him to prison for ‘enforcing the law’ and ‘working to keep people safe.'” Arpaio is not facing six months behind bars for “enforcing the law” or “working to keep people safe,” any more than drug dealers are sentenced to prison for “making people happy.” Arpaio disregarded a judge’s order and was convicted of felony contempt of court.
President Donald Trump is a rabble-rouser and so, unsurprisingly, he roused the “rabble” in his campaign-style rally in Phoenix tonight. He all but pardoned Sheriff Arpaio—a “bad hombre” if ever there was one who was convicted not for “doing his job” as Trump claimed in his speech— but contempt of court for continuing to racially profile Hispanics in search of illegals after he was ordered by a judge to cease-and-desist.
German police confiscated some 5,000 orange ecstasy tablets shaped like Donald Trump’s head last weekend. That’s over $45,000 worth of fun drugs that European nightclub-goers will not be enjoying this August. Sad! Read more…