February 6, 2017

Judicial "Factiness"

Byron York details the Justice Department's brief in answer to the now famous Seattle federal judge Robart. In his ruling, the good judge revealed a surprising expertise in criminal immigration - its history, its trends and its future prospects.

In an exchange with Justice Department lawyer Michelle Bennett, Robart asked, "How many arrests have there been of foreign nationals for those seven countries since 9/11?"

"Your Honor, I don't have that information," said Bennett.

"Let me tell you," said Robart. "The answer to that is none, as best I can tell.

York produces "alternative facts:" As it turned out, Judge Robart had things wrong. There have been at least 60 people from the seven countries convicted - not arrested, but convicted - of terror-related offenses since 9/11.

All told, Kurzman said, 23 percent of Muslim Americans involved with extremist plots since Sept. 11 had family backgrounds from the seven countries.
Executive Power Immigration Posted by JohnGalt at February 6, 2017 6:51 PM
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