The President says he’s signing an executive order to end family separations. The actual aim seems to be to pick a fight with the courts and allow separations to continue while blaming judges. According to The New York Times, the President will sign an executive order allowing children to be detained indefinitely with their parents. The problem is that that violates a 1997 consent decree saying that you can’t detain/imprison children for more than 20 days (technically what’s currently happening isn’t detention). It straight up violates that order. So what will almost inevitably happen is that a court will step in, say you can’t do that and then Trump will announce that the judge is forcing him to keep separating families.
|October 22, 2021 8:57 a.m.
My colleague Nicole Lafond already discussed this in the post immediately below this one. But it’s so bizarre I simply…
|October 21, 2021 6:35 p.m.
Let’s go back in time for a minute. Back when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was putting together a panel…
|October 21, 2021 3:06 p.m.
A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate discuss the sudden forward lurch…