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PBC News & Comment: Trump Travel Ban 3.0 Blocked by Court

Federal judge stays 90% of latest travel ban , as Supreme Court and Trump deal fresh injustice to Guantanamo prisoners….--judge in Hawaii issues last minute ban on almost all of Trump travel ban

--SCOTUS declines to hear appeal of Saudi man whose alleged crimes preceded 9/11“hostilities”, ignoring military tribunals' lack of jurisdiction; most of al-Nashiri’s lawyers have quit in protest of illegal surveillance of legal meetings

--another Saudi prisoner, al-Darbi, pled guilty after years of cooperation, gets no credit for 12 years of time served

--Pakistani hunger-striking prisoner who proclaims innocence taunts Trump for ending force-feeding, Andy Worthington publishes Rabbani’s statement

--Trump lied about Obama’s contact with families of combat dead, and Rachel Maddow exploits his dissembling while ignoring multiple overseas wars

--American-backed Kurdish fighters say they have liberated Raqqa

--American-backed Kurdish fighters in Iraq didn’t fight the Iraqis who just took control of Kirkuk and nearby oil fields

--with no legal authority, Trump administration expands attacks in Yemen, aimed at IS and al Qaeda

--more than 300 dead in Somalia, likely retaliation for US operation in August that killed civilians

--after 60 Minutes exposed role of Trump “drug czar” nominee, Tom Marino withdraws to resume protecting pharma’s opioid profiteers

--in Malta, car bomb kills courageous journalist who exposed corruption, using “Panama papers” evidence

--judges in Madrid jail 2 leaders of Catalonia independence movement, signaling rigid and ruthless response that may escalate

--in apparent effort to facilitate food relief for Rohyngas, UN food agency shelved report of 80,000 starving children

--ShadowProof reports that federal court says it’s constitutional to force you to use your fingerprint to open smartphone for cops

--Colin “take a knee” Kaepernick files NFL grievance, alleging owners have colluded to punish him for political expression; legal analysts aren’t optimistic