RUSH: So, in a nutshell, here’s what happened. The first Trump executive order on a temporary ban on immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries, seven countries previously identified by Barack Obama as hotbeds of jihadists, hotbeds of Islamic terror. Obama had already identified these seven nations.
So Trump’s executive order, the first one that banned Syrian immigrants in perpetuity and for 90 days in the other seven countries, you remember the judge in Seattle, the so-called Judge Robart said (paraphrasing), “No, no, no, no, no. I’m gonna put a TRO on this because I know that Donald Trump actually wants to ban Muslims, and that’s a violation of the First Amendment, and that’s not who we are, and that’s not what our values are,” and blah, blah.
And another judge signed on and it went to the Ninth Circus, the Ninth Circus agreed. And so the executive order, substance of it, was never, ever ruled on the first version. And I remember at the time reading to you the federal statute that totally enables the president of the United States, no matter who he is, to do exactly what Trump did and more.
The Congress ceded all power to the president to determine who can and cannot get in here during times he and he alone determines are dangerous for a length of time that he and he alone determines, and he does this by proclamation. Meaning, he doesn’t have to have anyone else sign on it. He can just say so and that’s the way it is.
Well, there’s a new facet of law that is taking place now, and this is where I believe the silent coup in the judiciary is taking place. And you’ll note that every liberal commentator on television and in broadcast media, with the exception of Alan Dershowitz, is happy and gleeful and they’re just as happy as they can be that Trump is being thwarted.