Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Getting it right

  Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court   BBC - February 1, 2017

  Prime-time Justice: Trump puts on a flawless show   CNN - February 1, 2017
For once, the ultimate showman gave Republicans exactly what they bargained for. President Donald Trump, turning the ornate East Room of the White House into the centerpiece of a well-orchestrated television production, made good on his promise and handed his party a solid conservative nominee for the Supreme Court in nominating Neil Gorsuch.

What Trump's Supreme Court pick means for the court   Politico - February 1, 2017
President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, if confirmed could make his presence felt on the Court on a series of hot-button issues, including transgender rights, voter ID laws and gun control. Gorsuch could also find himself in the awkward position of having rule on controversial actions taken by the same man who introduced him to the nation Tuesday night. Trump's executive order limiting travel by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has already touched off a wave of litigation that is destined to eventually make its way to the Supreme Court.

On the Matter of the Immigration Ban ...

For those defending the fiasco that happened Saturday - they are not laying blame on Trump. They say it was the fault of those who were in charge of making sure that Trump's policy was accurately communicated, properly vetted, and expertly rolled out, which didn't happen. This White House is evolving with many inexperienced people advising Trump which can lead to collateral damage.

February 1, 2016

National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later.