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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:22 PM

Judge refuses to second-guess family separations at border

Source: Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) A federal judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexican border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation.

The American Civil Liberties Union argued that the administration was splitting families over dubious allegations and minor transgressions including traffic offenses. It asked the judge in July to rule on whether the government was justified in separating 911 children during the first year after the judge halted the general practice in June 2018.

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw indicated he was uncomfortable second-guessing government decisions to separate children on grounds that parents were considered unfit or dangerous, or in other limited circumstances like criminal history, communicable diseases and doubts about parentage. He found no evidence that the government was abusing its discretion.

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT
42 minutes ago


Read more: https://apnews.com/2f05615a61b9ba11ce553db6bff824c2

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Eugene Jan 13 OP
BigmanPigman Jan 13 #1
haele Jan 13 #2
NCProgressive Jan 13 #3
keithbvadu2 Jan 13 #4
mahina Jan 14 #5
lark Jan 14 #6
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:36 PM

1. Why did the judge change his opinion.

I read it several times and still don't get it.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:37 PM

2. Dana Sabrow was always a self-righteous tight-ass.

You can always depend on him to take the authoritarian position when faced with a moral question.
Haele

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:08 PM

3. Those poor children

and their parents. The anguish must be excruciating. We have lost all humanity.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:05 PM

4. Did he also find that Trump kept adequate records to return children to their parents?

Did he also find that Trump kept adequate records to return children to their parents?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:12 AM

5. This!

Separating and imprisoning these children in these conditions has been the worst if this three year nightmare every day. And our immense shame.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:44 AM

6. Asshole repug judge rules against sanity and humanity in favor of obsequiousness to oligarchs.

I hate most repugs - most are total pro big $$, anti-people fuckwads.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:31 AM

7. Courts are killing us!

Courts are killing us! This nightmare has to end!

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