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Travel Ban

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Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, United States Supreme Court, Republican National Committee

Demand Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse herself from the upcoming 'travel ban' case.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Justice Ginsburg made numerous disparaging and personal remarks against then-candidate Donald Trump. Such overtly political statements are nearly unheard of from a Supreme Court justice, particularly when they're directed so pointedly at one candidate, as justice Ginsburg's were. Now the supreme court is facing a major case which deals with fundamental issues of presidential power and judicial oversight brought on by President Trump's so-called 'travel ban' executive orders, which have been ruled unconstitutional by federal appellate courts. In these lower court decisions, campaign rhetoric during the 2016 election was cited as a primary driver of the court decisions against the orders.  This is an unprecedented legal rationale, and one which the Supreme Court will have to rule on. However, Justice Ginsburg's insertion of her own political views into the 2016 campaign, and her pointed criticisms of Donald Trump the candidate, now renders her hopelessly prejudiced against Donald Trump the president today.  Particularly regarding a case such as this, which will hinge so directly on campaign rhetoric -- rhetoric she actively participated in -- it would be completely improper for Justice Ginsburg to participate, and likewise impossible for the Trump/DOJ arguments to expect a fair hearing from her. Just as our attorney general Jeff Sessions and Representative Devin Nunes have recused themselves from cases which could reasonably be considered a conflict of interest, so must Justice Ginsburg recuse herself from this case. 

T P
368 supporters
Started 2 years ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Paul Ryan

People Against Travel Ban Executive Order

        On Friday, January 27 2017 President Trump signed an executive order that put an immediate halt on immigration from multiple countries, including Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, and Libya for a period of 90 days. The Executive Order also effects an indefinite suspension of the acceptance of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria. We, the undersigned, strongly object to the Executive Order for three reasons. First, that the Executive Order (EO) is illegal, under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (INA). Second, that the EO's discriminatory purpose is harmful, both to our nation and to the world at large. And finally, that the EO is a direct and shameful violation of the founding principles and integrity of this nation, the United States of America. 1) Under the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) it is illegal to bar immigrants from the United States solely based on their national origin. In other words, the United States cannot refuse to accept immigrants just because they are coming from a certain country, or were born in a certain country. (This petition is not against vetting and screening for visa approval, but against blanket travel bans rooted in discrimination. At present there are many people being unjustly detained despite possessing valid U.S. visas). 2)This Executive Order's discrimination is severely injurious to our nation as it prevents peaceful individuals with much potential to benefit our nation from entering this country on the pernicious foundation of racial, ethnic, and religious prejudice and fear. The Executive Order is not only damaging to the United States, but also to the global community and the humanitarian crisis that beleaguer it, as well as to promising individuals (mothers, wives, husbands, fathers, sons, daughters, students, scientists, artists, and humans) whose opportunities to contribute to our nation and our world are being denied. 3) The Executive Order is a blatant and disgraceful violation of our country’s founding principles of freedom, liberty, and equal opportunity for all, and is therefore a compromise on our national integrity. It’s malign message of discriminatory hatred and fear is unworthy of the enlightened foundation on which the United States ought to stand.     For these reasons, we the undersigned, urge the President to reconsider his Executive Order, and for Congress, our representatives in the governing of this great and welcoming nation, to oppose the continuance of this illegal, unethical, and unpatriotic ban on immigration, as well as any such future legislation.

Eleanor Randolph
539 supporters