Politics Sessions defends comments on Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban

19:41  21 april  2017
19:41  21 april  2017 Source:   The Hill

Father of fallen Muslim-American soldier decries travel ban

  Father of fallen Muslim-American soldier decries travel ban SAN FRANCISCO — The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq filed an amicus brief on Wednesday supporting a federal judge's decision to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.Attorneys for Gold Star father Khizr Khan filed his brief in San Francisco where the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is considering an appeal to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson.Khan's son, Humayun Khan, was a Muslim U.S. Army captain who was killed in 2004 by a suicide bomber in Iraq. Humayun was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized a federal judge 's ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's executive order curtailing immigration Hawaii was built on the strength of diversity & immigrant experiences- including my own. Jeff Sessions ’ comments are ignorant & dangerous.

On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was dealt a blow when a federal judge in Hawaii , U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, issued a Share this on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you thought of the judge ’s ruling. What did you think of Trump's comments ?

DOJ clarifies Sessions's remark: 'Hawaii is in fact an island in the Pacific': Jeff Sessions came under fire for calling Hawaii © Provided by The Hill Jeff Sessions came under fire for calling Hawaii "an island in the Pacific." Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday defended his criticism of a Hawaii-based federal judge's injunction blocking President Trump's travel ban, saying that he wouldn't have wanted to phrase it any differently.

"I don't know that I said anything I'd want to phrase differently," Sessions said during an appearance on CNN. "No, we're going to defend the president's order. We believe it's constitutional. We believe there's specific statutory authority for everything in that order."

Sessions asserted that the president's executive order barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. was completely constitutional and permitted by law.

Sessions 'amazed' judge 'on an island in the Pacific' halted Trump travel order

  Sessions 'amazed' judge 'on an island in the Pacific' halted Trump travel order Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he was "amazed" a judge in Hawaii could stop President Trump's order blocking refugees and people from six predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S. "I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power," Sessions said on "The Mark Levin Show," as first reported by CNN.A federal judge in Hawaii in March placed a nationwide block on the president's revised travel order.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday slammed a Hawaii judge who placed a nationwide block on President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from six majority-Muslim countries.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday slammed a Hawaii judge who placed a nationwide block on President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from six majority-Muslim countries. Later that month, Watson extended his order blocking the ban .

In an interview with conservative radio host Mark Levin that aired on Wednesday, Sessions expressed frustration with Hawaii-based Judge Derrick Watson's ruling blocking the order.

"I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power," Sessions said.

The comment quickly drew backlash, with critics accusing the attorney general of speaking as if Hawaii wasn't a U.S. state or somehow had less sway in the country's government.

Trump says he may break up 9th Circuit court after rulings go against him .
President Trump is considering breaking up the Ninth Circuit Court after a federal district court judge in its jurisdiction blocked his order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities."In a Wednesday interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump said "there are many people who want to break up t he Ninth Circuit. It's outrageous."In the interview, Trump accused liberals of "judge-shopping" for a court that would strike down his executive order."I mean, the language on the ban, it reads so easy that a reasonably good student in the first grade will fully understand it.

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