Cases are consolidated.
Per Curium decision in favor of the US Government.
“We now turn to the preliminary injunctions barring enforcement of the §2(c) entry suspension. We grant the Government’s applications to stay the injunctions, to the extent the injunctions prevent enforcement of §2(c) with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide rela- tionship with a person or entity in the United States. We leave the injunctions entered by the lower courts in place with respect to respondents and those similarly situated, as specified in this opinion. See infra, at 11–12.”
We accordingly grant the Government’s stay applica- tions in part and narrow the scope of the injunctions as to §2(c). The injunctions remain in place only with respect to parties similarly situated to Doe, Dr. Elshikh, and Hawaii. In practical terms, this means that §2(c) may not be en- forced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. All other foreign nationals are subject to the provisions of EO–2.”
JUSTICE THOMAS, with whom JUSTICE ALITO and JUSTICE GORSUCH join, concurring in part and dissenting in part.
I agree with the Court that the preliminary injunctions entered in these cases should be stayed, although I would stay them in full. The decision whether to stay the injunc- tions is committed to our discretion, ante, at 9–10, but our discretion must be “guided by sound legal principles,” Nken v. Holder, 556 U. S. 418, 434 (2009) (internal quota- tion marks omitted).”
The first Guillory Outreach Video
“Elephant in the Room”
In March the EPA announced that it was investigating high levels of Chloroprene in the
“The U.S. EPA is investigating high levels of chloroprene in LaPlace, LA, that were discovered during a national screening assessment of air toxics in the United States. To determine if these levels are, indeed, present in the air, the EPA and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are conducting air monitoring in the community. To keep the public informed, the results of the monitoring, as well as background information about chloroprene, are presented on this website.”
Rep Steve Scalise released from ICU according to multiple news sources.
“Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was released from the intensive care unit on Thursday, hospital officials said, over a week after the House majority whip and three others were shot at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.”
Here is the Republican Party Platform for 2016 as established at the Convention in Cleveland Ohio in late July.
IF A. CAN PROVE, HOWEVER CONCLUSIVELY, THAT he may, of right, enslave B. — why may not B. snatch the same argument, and prove equally, that he may enslave A? —
You say A. is white, and B. is black. It is color then; the lighter having the right to enslave the darker? Take care. By this rule, you are to be slave to the first man you meet, with a fairer skin than your own.
You do not mean color exactly? — You mean the whites are intellectually the superiors of the blacks, and, therefore have the right to enslave them? Take care again. By this rule, you are to be slave to the first man you meet, with an intellect superior to your own.
But, say you, it is a question of interest; and, if you can make it your interest, you have the right to enslave another. Very well. And if he can make it his interest, he has the right to enslave you.
Equality in society alike beats inequality, whether the latter be of the British aristocratic sort or of the domestic slavery sort. We know Southern men declare that their slaves are better off than hired laborers amongst us. How little they know whereof they speak! There is no permanent class of hired laborers amongst us. Twenty-five years ago I was a hired laborer. The hired laborer of yesterday labors on his own account to-day, and will hire others to labor for him to-morrow. Advancement – improvement in condition – is the order of things in a society of equals. As labor is the common burden of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burden onto the shoulders of others is the great durable curse of the race. Originally a curse for transgression upon the whole race, when, as by slavery, it is concentrated on a part only, it becomes the double-refined curse of God upon his creatures.
Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope. The power of hope upon human exertion and happiness is wonderful. The slave-master himself has a conception of it, and hence the system of tasks among slaves. The slave whom you canot drive with the lash to break seventy-five pounds of hemp in a day, if you will task him to break a hundred, and promise him pay for all he does over, he will break you a hundred and fifty. You have substituted hope for the rod. And yet perhaps it does not occur to you that to the extent of your gain in the case, you have given up the slave system and adopted the free system of labor.
Source: “The Gettysburg Address and other writings” Fall River Press
Have a Happy New Year.
The St. John RPEC endorses the following candidates:
Parish President: Kent St. Amant
St John Council District 2: Remy Amedee
St. John Council District 7: Steven Fraker
Governor: David Vitter
Lt Governor: Elbert Guillory
Secretary of State: Tom Schedler
Attorney General: Jeff Landry
Treasurer: John Kennedy
Commissioner of Insurance: Jim Donelon
Commissioner of Agriculture: Jamie LaBranche
81st District State Representative: Clay Schexnayder