The acting head of the Department of Justice … acting Attorney Genera Sally Yates just became a democratic superhero. The nation’s place-holder as the top lawyer just flexed her muscles and said, I may not have this job long, but you folks must have forgotten I am a democrat. She directed DOJ lawyers not to defend the President’s Executive Order on travel bans. If she has not been fired yet, President Trump must not have heard about it.
Cross Sally Yates off your list as a Supreme Court Nominee in this administration. Add her to the list if the Democrats ever win again. Ms. Yates has fine credentials, and unlike internet lawyers, she probably full well knows the law. The President’s EO on the travel ban is, on its face, Constitutional. Her only basis for an objection at this point, is for political points. Consider those scored.
The debacle falls at the feet of team Trump. As we pointed out here, the roll-out and implementation of this order was a political disaster by a team in need of political, logistical, and managerial help. By failing to recognize that the Acting AG was a partisan Obama radical, the team again never considered the possibility for political mischief.
I don’t agree with Ms. Yates, but I agree she will get paid big-time for her actions. And, she didn’t even have to wear one of those tin-foil, pink vagina hats.
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Author: Richard Kelsey
Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.
He is a trial Attorney and author of the new book on higher education, “Of Serfs and Lords: Why College Tuition is Creating a Debtor Class”
Rich is a former Assistant Law School Dean and Law Professor. At Mason Law Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP, drawing on his expertise as a former CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud.
Before returning to private practice, Rich taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation.
He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV. Rich has appeared on hundreds of stations as a legal expert or political commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL.
Rich also writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com.
In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.
His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.