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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:44 AM

Sotomayor's brutal dissent unmasks an ugly truth about Trump

Source: Washington Post

Sotomayor’s brutal dissent unmasks an ugly truth about Trump

By Greg Sargent
Opinion writer
September 12, 2019 at 10:38 a.m. EDT

President Trump’s deep, seething contempt for the notion that consequential acts of governing should be based on information gathered in good faith — rather than undertaken in willful bad faith or geared toward merely propping up his lies and obsessions — is suddenly garnering a lot more serious scrutiny.

It required a jarring juxtaposition to force this into the media consciousness — Trump’s extraordinary manipulation of governing machinery to reverse-justify an error about Hurricane Dorian that was relatively minor. But this phenomenon has been long-running, and has soaked down into many areas of government.

Now this Trumpian corruption of our government is featured in a very tough dissent written by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in an interesting way.

In short, Sotomayor lent support to the notion that the Trump administration is trying to ban asylum seeking at the border — a hideously cruel and radical move — in total bad faith, in the full knowledge that the facts do not remotely support their arguments, and indeed clearly illustrate that the ban will put untold numbers of people in grave danger.

Sotomayor dissented from a Supreme Court decision released Wednesday night that will allow Trump’s asylum ban to go forward while the merits are decided. That decision, which wasn’t explained, lifted a lower-court block on the policy.

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Read more: https://beta.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/12/sotomayors-brutal-dissent-unmasks-an-ugly-truth-about-trump/

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