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Courts 2 – 0 Drumpf

Court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban:

“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,” the ruling said.

It also rejected the argument that the president had sole discretion to set immigration policy.

“Rather than present evidence to explain the need for the executive order, the government has taken the position that we must not review its decision at all,” said the ruling. “We disagree, as explained above.”

Start with Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803) and read some judicial history. Telling an Appeals Court that it can’t review the actions of the Executive branch is a loser. Even Drumpf’s Supreme Court nominee is unhappy with Fraudulency’s attacks on the Federal courts.

Sally Yates was right – DoJ has no way to defend this turkey. Telling the Ninth Circuit that the President can do whatever he wants without any ‘checks or balances’ was never going to fly.

February 9, 2017   6 Comments

Yukon Quest 2017 – Day 6

Yukon Quest map odd years

Sled DogHank DeBruin and his Siberian Huskies are the last team not at or beyond Dawson as Brent hits the trail for the climb up American Summit and the US border.

Yuka Honda lost one of her dogs on the trail to Dawson. The cause of death awaits a necropsy. The odd-year Quest has never been easy for Yuka.

Update:

Head Veterinarian Cristina (Nina) Hansen, DVM, PhD reports that preliminary necropsy results for Yuka Honda’s expired dog, Firefly, showed an enlarged heart and that he ingested several booties.

Firefly was a six-year-old intact male in good body condition.

At 5PM CST Brent is in Alaska about to ascend the American Summit.

The Current Standings at 8:00PM CST ( 6:00PM PST):

Beyond Dawson
1 Brent Sass (14)
2 Hugh Neff (9)
3 Matt Hall (20)
4 Allen Moore (8)
5 Ed Hopkins (18)
6 Katherine Keith (19)R
7 Paige Drobny (7)
At Dawson
8 Torsten Kohnert (21)
9 Ryne Olson (15)
10 Brian Wilmshurst (16)
11 Rob Cooke (4)
12 Jessie Royer (1)R
13 Dave Dalton (13)
14 Gaetan Pierrard (10)
15 Sébastien Dos Santos Borges (5)R
16 Ben Good (3)R
17 Yuka Honda (2)
Beyond Pelly Crossing
18 Hank DeBruin (17)
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February 9, 2017   6 Comments