Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban In Major Victory For The Trump Administration

Has not anyone noticed that Trump is reneged on his plan to ban all Muslim immigration. No closer to than building his wall.

His executive orders suspended immigration from bunch of failed and hostile states where vetting of visa applicants was suspect


Supreme CourtI have a column in The Hill today on the decision of the Supreme Court in favor of the Trump Administration on the travel ban.  After the first travel ban decision, I predicted that (while lower courts might disagree) the Supreme Court would reverse on the heavy reliance on President Donald Trump’s campaign statements and tweets.  For prior columns, click here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here.  Nevertheless, critics have cried foul at the 5-4 decision, including Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, has said that this creates a dangerous imbalance in the separation of powers.  I believe the opposite is true.

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Milton Friedman’s Rabble-Rousing Case for Abolishing the Fed


Uneasy Money

I recently came across this excerpt from a longer interview of Milton Friedman conducted by Brian Lamb on Cspan in 1994. In this excerpt Lamb asks Friedman what he thinks of the Fed, and Friedman, barely able to contain his ideological fervor, quickly rattles off his version of the history of the Fed, blaming the Fed, at least by implication, for all the bad monetary and macroeconomic events that happened between 1914, when the Fed came into existence, and the1970s.

Here’s a rough summary of Friedman’s tirade:

I have long been in favor of abolishing [the Fed]. There is no institution in the United States that has such a high public standing and such a poor record of performance. . . . The Federal Reserve began operations in 1914 and presided over a doubling of prices during World War I. It produced a major collapse in 1921. It had a…

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PETA Activist Sued For Being Paid Operative For Smear Campaigns

Green Jihad

PetSmart filed a lawsuit on Monday against a paid operative for People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) named Jenna Jordan. Jordan is accused in the suit of collecting information at a Bellevue, Florida location in order to implicate the animal care chain in animal abuse. According to News Channel 5, the lawsuit alleges that the PETA campaigner was fired by a zoo in the state a year before.

The Bellevue store was raided by police March 29th based on photos and video taken at the establishment in which PETA alleged animals cared for at the location were being mistreated. The lawsuit also states Jordan not only refused to give animals proper veterinary care, but did so in her campaign against PetSmart which was consistent with PETA’s militant philosophy and tactics.

The animal rights movement is not only a means of achieving the end of…

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BBC News report on Iran protests does not tell all

BBC Watch

On June 25th a report titled “Iran economic protests shut Tehran’s Grand Bazaar” was published on the BBC News website’s Middle East page.

“Traders at Tehran’s Grand Bazaar have taken part in a big protest against rising prices and the plummeting value of Iran’s currency, the rial.

Shops were shut and thousands of people took to the streets of the capital.

Riot police later fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators as they marched towards parliament.”

The article went on to explain that:

“Fears about the impact of the US sanctions that will start to be reinstated in August and possibly trigger the collapse of the nuclear deal has led to the rial falling to a record low against the dollar on the unofficial foreign exchange market.”

However, one aspect of those demonstrations in Tehran and additional locations did not receive any BBC coverage. MEMRI reports that:

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The Long Overdue Death of Korematsu v. United States


JapaneseAmericansChildrenPledgingAllegiance1942-2For decades, law professors have discussed the 1944 decision in Korematsu v. United States as one of the most disgraceful and indefensible opinions ever issued by the United States Supreme Court. Yet, the Court has continued to cite Korematsu and has never expressly disavowed its denial of basic constitutional rights to Japanese Americans.  In a virtual aside by the majority in Trump v. Hawaii, Chief Judge John Roberts Jr. puts a well-aimed stake through the heart of the case and finally declares it to be overturned.

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