Gorsuch fucks Trump (and the rest of the country)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced.

The court’s 5-4 decision concerns a provision of immigration law that defines a “crime of violence,” a conviction of which subjects an immigrant to deportation and usually speeds up the process.

A federal appeals court in San Francisco previously struck down the provision as too vague, and the Supreme Court agreed.

The appeals court based its ruling on a 2015 Supreme Court decision that struck down a similarly worded part of another federal law that imposes longer prison sentences for repeat criminals.

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12 Responses to Gorsuch fucks Trump (and the rest of the country)

  1. CharlieH says:

    I’m not sure if this is Gorsuch turning on Trump or not. Laws should be written in very specific language. Vague laws can just as easily be used against any of us.

  2. Fred Z says:

    Nope, sorry, you’re wrong.

    Gorsuch correctly ruled that congress once again fucked up by passing a poorly worded law.

    Now, no doubt, Congressional Republicans will immediately spring into action and use their majority to amend the law so it passes muster.

    Har, har, har, the thought of Republicans congresscritters springing anyewhere other than to kissing the arses of campaign donors or Democrats is so amusing I do believe I shall have my first adult beverage immediately.

  3. Old 1811 says:

    I don’t think anybody got fucked, except the taxpayers who had to pay for this. The guy was convicted of burglary, which is a property crime, not a crime of violence.
    But it used to be that conviction of a “crime involving moral turpitude” (usually abbreviated CIMT, that is, a crime involving theft, fraud, or violence, which certainly includes burglary), within 5 years of entry as a lawful permanent resident would render a person deportable, if he was sentenced to a year or more of confinement. Alternatively, conviction for two or more CIMTs “not arising from the same scheme of criminal misconduct” would render a person deportable regardless of when it occurred or what the sentence was. I know nothing about this case, but it looks to me like the government defined burglary as a “crime of violence” because the CIMT sections didn’t fit and they wanted to get rid of this guy.

  4. Frank says:

    Congress passes a badly worded law – I don’t think the Supreme Court should fix it.
    See ACA for a good ‘bad example’.

    • Bacon says:

      Your point is clear enough but you’re mistaken on this one, Frank. The Supremes shouldn’t legislate (write/create law) but saying ‘no’ to poorly written laws is one of the primary purposes for which they were created.

  5. riverrider says:

    well he’s right on this one. blame idiot lawmakers in congress for this one. what is ” crime of violence”? you could say they all are, or anything you want to plug in there. how about jaywalking? laws do need to be specific so idiot cops can’t read into them whatever they desire.

  6. Wayne says:

    WTF???? ANY crime (felony) should be cause for deportation of an alien resident no matter how long he’s been here. Un-freakin’-believable!

  7. Dolt says:

    I’d rather he be consistent in his rulings than be political. As others have already said, the law is written badly.

    Much like Trump on Dreamers: Fix the dam law.

    Gorsuch ruled as it should have been.

    The law, as it is, is wrong.

  8. Larry says:

    Idiot Congress critters are the responsible parties here. Why do I suspect purposefully so?

  9. truthzzzz says:

    Do the ‘good guys’ have a majority in Congress?

    If so. Rewrite the law.

  10. anonymous says:

    Damn Gorsuch – you are a judge (Surpreme Court no less) and have trouble deciding that illegal aliens who break the law should be deported ? Because the amount of blood at the crime scene was lacking ?

    Just because a person is caught does not mean that this is their 1st rodeo. Could have committed 3 – 5 – 10 – 20 crimes in the past, only getting caught this time.

  11. Bacon says:

    8/10 of the above are spot-on!

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