Bieber’s Trial and the White House Responds to Deportation

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 Category Treble with the Law

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Justin Bieber’s attorneys want to postpone his DUI trial because they need more time to prepare his case. On Monday April 21, 2014, his attorneys filed a motion to postpone. Bieber’s hearing is currently scheduled for May 5, 2014. A hearing will take place Wednesday to reschedule the new trial date.

Bieber was arrested January 23 for DUI and drag racing. He wasn’t charged with drag racing and his blood alcohol level was under .02. That’s just under the legal limit for underage drivers. However, after some urine tests, it was found that Bieber had marijuana and prescription medication in his system.

After his DUI arrest, many people signed a petition calling for Bieber’s deportation. (The singer is originally from Stratford, Ontario in Canada.) Because the petition received so many signatures, the White House was required to respond. Here is the White House’s official statement:

“Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one. The We the People terms of participation state that. ‘to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.’ So we’ll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken.”

The response continued to talk about immigration reform:

“Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that’s 12.5 billion concert tickets – or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber’s debut album. You better believe it.”

What do you think? Should Bieber be deported?

Sources: CBS News and E!Online

 

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