Just how worthless is the illegal stay ordered by Obama's activist judge, Ann Donnelly?
The case had been brought on behalf of Hameed Khalid Darweesh and
Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi who had been detained at JFK. But the
two Iraqis had already been released at the time that Donnelly was
hearing the case.
Government lawyers repeatedly pointed this
out to Judge Ann Donnelly, who instead of paying attention to the facts
threw bizarre tantrums, demanded a list of all the names of those who
might be deported, an obviously impossible task for government
representatives to come up with on the spur of the moment and then
announced, "Nobody is to be removed."
No one could expect much from an Obama appointee.
Judge Ann Donnelly didn't even pretend to follow laws. Instead she
pursued a EU strategy of claiming that the government had to prove that
those deported wouldn't suffer irreparable harm. It was a transparently
cynical ploy to manufacture a roadblock rather than to follow the law.
Donnelly took a case that was no longer relevant and used it to impose a broad order that was invalid from the start.