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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

About time

Conservative judge Frank Easterbrook stands up to DOJ and William Barr. Worth a read.
In a jaw-dropping opinion issued by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on January 23, Judge Frank Easterbrook—a longtime speaker for the conservative Federalist Society and someone whom the late Justice Antonin Scalia favored to replace him on the U.S. Supreme Court—rebuked Attorney General William Barr for declaring in a letter that the court’s decision in an immigration case was “incorrect” and thus dispensable. Barr’s letter was used as justification by the Board of Immigration Appeals (the federal agency that applies immigration laws) to ignore the court’s ruling not to deport a man who had applied for a visa to remain in the country.

1 comment:

Sanoguy said...

Interesting read... even more interesting is Barr’s rebuke of Trump’s tweets! Will Barr be fired? Probably not over this one rebuke... if there are others, Barr may be gone? Who would then take the job?