Obama judge blocks Trump admin from keeping coronavirus contained in California

Judicial activist judges should not have the power to make homeland security policy

By Jon Dougherty

(TNS) Speaking of activist federal judges appointed by President Obama, one of them just blocked the Trump administration from attempting to contain an outbreak of deadly coronavirus in California.



On a day when Chinese President Xi Jinping admitted that, yeah, his country really screwed up in failing to contain the virus and that, yeah, it’s a pretty big deal that he’s very concerned about, U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Stanton assumed the power to decide national quarantine policy instead of the president of the United States.



The Washington Times reports:

A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quarantine after local officials argued that the plan lacked details about how the community would be protected from the outbreak.

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order late Friday to halt the transportation of anyone who has tested positive for the new coronavirus to Costa Mesa, a city of 110,000 in the heart of Orange County. 

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City officials quickly sought court intervention after learning from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services that U.S. officials planned to start moving patients to a state-owned facility in Costa Mesa as early as Sunday.

They said in court documents that local officials were not included in the planning effort and wanted to know why the Fairview Developmental Center was considered a suitable quarantine site and what kind of safeguards were in place to prevent the possible transmission of the virus that has spread worldwide.

“The city has not been part of any of the process that led to the consideration of the site, and it would be unfair to not include us in this kind of significant decision that has great impact on our community,” Mayor Katrina Foley told the Orange County Register.

Since coronavirus has the potential to become a pandemic in the U.S. as it has in China and elsewhere it has spread, what makes local officials believe they should have the same standing and authorities vested in the president and the Executive Branch to make these decisions?

And a federal judge, too, for that matter?

By design, a quarantine means that everyone involved is on lock down and is not free to come and go as they please until they have been medically cleared, which, for this virus, takes about two weeks. So does it really matter which building is used for the quarantine?

Is it just us, or is this more a case of NIMBY — “Not In My Back Yard” — at work?

The fact is, the federal government has ultimate authority to decide how best to handle this outbreak, period. And furthermore, the Trump administration had already sought and obtained cooperation with state officials in California, so what’s the hold-up?

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Right now, the people under quarantine are being housed at Travis Air Force Base, an active duty military facility charged with, among other duties, homeland defense, but under federal rules, they cannot remain there, the Times said.

What’s more the Fairview center seems perfect; it “is a 109-acre campus that was once home to about 2,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It’s now nearly empty as the state has moved residents into community homes and other living situations,” the Times said.


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If President Trump manages nothing else during his remaining first term and full second term, he should work with the Justice Department and, hopefully a GOP Congress, retake power from judicial activist judges who assume the authority to make national policy, especially in emergent situations.

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Rose

Good ! I cannot stand activists judges BUT WHY do these people need to be removed from Travis Air Force base and put them into a unsecured facility used for disabled people in the middle of town ???

This is absurd and just lie the fiasco with the plane transporting infected and uninfected together, someone (NOT TRUMP) is working to SPREAD this virus, NOT contain it.

One cannot just “dump” these people “anywhere” == for their sake and the sake of everyone in the USA.

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Christian Gains

ROSE, here’s the LAW that’s effecting the AIR BASES’s ability to QUARANTINE:
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“…but under federal rules, they cannot remain there, the Times said…”
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UNFORTUNATELY a CIVILIAN “QUARANTINE” on a MILITARY BASE, only has a limited # of beds & personnel to handle a certain # of PEOPLE…UNLESS POTUS makes an E.O. or other type of DECLARATION of EMERGENCY, AND!
ACTUALLY though, this type of STUPIDITY is EXTREMELY SCREWED UP, for prevention OPS!!!
The “DimWITZ in Japan CAUSED this “FUBAR”,{F*#ked Up Beyond Repair”} (MILITARY JARGON}, situation…

BEST THING you & I & ALL can do, is PRAY DESPERATELY for a functional SOLUTION!!

Linda
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Linda

The functional solution would be to stop the judges that are trying to make decisions for the country as a whole. The job is to follow the Constitution and enforce laws.

CRAIG JOHNSON
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CRAIG JOHNSON

There are lots of reasons you DON’T want to be moving people who are infected in/out of transportation, or places of transportation….

A military base can be closed, they can be quarantined as necessary, with barbed wire—SUCKS but the great good says—yea, you read for a week or two, ok?

The people who want to move them may be in league with the people who went around the President and brought them back from Japan—there may well be a group trying to turn this into something bad for us all-for their political power reasons—-STOP MOVING people infected…how hard is that to understand?

.50cal
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.50cal

Watch out for planned medical martial law, forced vaccinations, and gun confiscation.

Be ready to pass out coffin naps! This is a real conspiracy to harm America. That’s my read on this shit!

Everett Miller
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Everett Miller

Trump can “retake” his powers from the district court judge just by doing so. The judge is powerless to enforce his ruling except to the extent that Trump obeys his illegal and unconstitutional order.
Trump should thank the judge for his opinion, inform him that it will be ignored and proceed to protect the US population from the coronavirus.
Bad enough that the CDC ignored his wishes and brought those known to be infected into the US mainland.

Bill
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Bill

This is a very difficult decision for thr proper authorities and should absolutely not be left in the hands of an idiot, power drunk judge wanting to play God.

EMPD
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EMPD

Put the sick folks in the court house.

Bob
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Bob

The assholes are trying to bring a bunch of them to Alabama too. Leave them in california & stop spreading the crap around.

John
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John

I am sure the sick and stupid liberal activist judge will tell us where the sick should be isolated and treated. I am sure it will not be in her neiborhoods or any of the other elitist in her circle. She maybe a Bloomberg fan and think we should just let them die.

deb
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deb

Where are the coronavirus people to be sent to this place from, and where did they catch the virus, and are we certain it is corona and not some other virus and how are we sure?

WhisperinPints
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WhisperinPints

SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts scolded and schooled us: “There are no Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.”
It is very likely that Notorious RBG and judge Amy Berman-Jackson concur.
Judges/Justices wouldn’t lie, would they?

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Cat
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Cat

Well, I have a different take. The place where this ex-mental hospital is located is in the heart of one of the only conservative/Republican areas in CA.

Dems R Viruses
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Dems R Viruses

Everything in California is a virus that needs to be contained. Especially their politics.

SherlockHomeless
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SherlockHomeless

maybe the judge could join those quarantined to protect their rights.

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