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(3) Nothing in this subdivision supersedes or modifies the right of privacy guaranteed by Section 1 or affects the construction of any statute, court rule, or other authority to the extent that it protects that right to privacy, including any statutory procedures governing discovery or disclosure of information concerning the official performance or professional qualifications of a peace officer.

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ISIS Brides Refused Entry To Return Home

Blythe CA Ehrenberg AZ

February 24, 2019

Jesse Ferreras

Hoda Muthana, an American woman who joined the Islamic State, told a reporter she would 'prefer' to return to the U.S. and expects that she will be 'given jail time.' Hoda Muthana left Alabama to join the Islamic State (ISIS), marrying three fighters after she said she was radicalized online. She has an 18 month old son and wants to return to the U.S.

Shamima Begum, ran away from the U.K. to go to Syria and marry an ISIS fighter herself. She gave birth to a son last weekend. She wishes to return home to the UK.

Both ISIS brides have come up against governments that do not want them back. They are following different approaches to citizenship that have frustrated their efforts. The U.K. government has foiled Begum's wish to return there by revoking her citizenship. Home Secretary Sajid Javid had the power to do that thanks to an amendment introduced to the British Nationality Act in 2014.

The amendment deemed that a person's citizenship can be revoked if the individual "has conducted him or herself in a manner which is seriously prejudicial to the vital interests of the United Kingdom, any of the islands, or any British overseas territory." That amendment also contained a caveat: there must be reasonable grounds for believing that the person can become a national of another country.

Reports have suggested that Begum is a British Bangladeshi, born in the U.K. If her U.K. citizenship were stripped away, she might be able to claim Bangladeshi nationality. Bangladesh has said Begum is not a citizen and won't accept her. The Guardian reported. "The fact that Bangladesh says she has no claim to Bangladeshi citizenship now means that she is at real risk of statelessness," Prabhat noted. Begum's family plans to challenge the decision, reported BBC News.

They can challenge the revocation before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, "where the focus will be on whether or not Bangladeshi nationality exists for a British born person of Bangladeshi heritage," Prabhat noted.

In the U.S., Hoda Muthana is suing the Trump administration over it's denials that she's an American citizen. The U.S. isn't moving to revoke her citizenship, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is denying she has any U.S. citizenship at all. The administration has asserted this because it said Muthana's father was serving as a Yemeni diplomat to the UN when she was born in New Jersey. Children born in the U.S. to foreign diplomats don not receive birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

The lawsuit argues that Muthana's father ceased being a diplomat prior to her birth, one month prior, according to a family lawyer who spoke to Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times. That same lawyer told the Times that Muthana's father was asked to prove that he had been discharged from his post. Muthana subsequently received two passports from the U.S. government, one of them in 2014, which she used to travel abroad and join ISIS. To receive a U.S. passport, you must be a citizen through birth or naturalization.

University of Texas law professor Steve Vladeck said in a blog post that this doesn’t necessarily mean the U.S. State Department determined conclusively that Muthana is a citizen. "But it is deeply suggestive of the conclusion that Muthana's father was, as a matter of law, no longer entitled to diplomatic immunity at the time of her birth, and so her birth on U.S. soil entitled her to birthright citizenship." Vladeck went on to note that U.S. citizenship can only be revoked in certain cases, none of which seem to apply in Muthana's situation. Revoking U.S. citizenship can flow from voluntary actions, such as taking an oath to another country or serving in another nation’s armed forces that are engaged in hostilities against America.

Citizenship can be revoked in cases where an American has committed treason, but even there, the individual must be convicted first.

Sophistry and Duplicity

Blythe CA Ehrenberg AZ

January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! Gavin Newsom is now the Governor of California. The Federal Government is in a partial shutdown. Sears may be liquidated. There is some initiative to impeach Trump. If the Democrats wish to prosecute Trump they should wait until after the next President is seated in 2021. A Senate Trial seems doomed. Even if such were successful it appears that Mike Pence would pardon Trump. The grandstanding in the media is extremely poor. Trump made very suspicious comments throughout his campaign. Whether he has obstructed justice regarding the Mueller Probe is beyond my perspectivism.

Groupism prevails as neither the Republicans, Democrats, liberals, or conservatives recognize the Chemical Assault Scorched Earth with a manifest 31 years of attack. This is the Achilles Heel of the sworn official many persons as Alexandria Ocasio Sanchez D NY 29 years of age were not alive when MOEC started and are Black Swan babies. She advocates the New Green Deal but is blind to Chemical Assault Scorched Earth. There are few Muslims and one Hare Krishna at federal level also supposedly serving the United States. I am sure the amount of LGBTi and females are also at their highest levels.

Governor Brown, a UC alumnus leaves office as the worst governor in United States History. The concrete destruction in California and the liability this state will face both domestically and internationally will be significant.

I hope to have a working draft of Fall of the Anglo American Paradigm PT. IV online by April, 2019.