What that court did on Thursday was the equivalent of Japan suing FDR in 1941, saying that if the USA went to war against Japan, many Japanese would be killed and wounded. Therefore, Japan argued, the due process rights of the Japanese would be violated and the court must enjoin the U.S. going to war. Incredibly, this court in Seattle said Thursday that foreigners who were neither citizens nor residents had due process rights against the USA. This is obvious nonsense.
The Congress has granted the president full and complete power over immigration. There is no due process requirement, no requirement of any reason. The president’s power is complete. The would-be immigrants have zero legal standing at all, if the president says the immigrants pose a threat.
The Seattle court Thursday simply threw the law and the Constitution in the trash.
Final thought: Substantive due process is usually considered a joke argument — unless you are leftists arguing against Trump. Then they mean something.
This whole thing is a coup against the Constitution by subversives in black robes.
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