I am not surprised by the outcome but I am surprised at the 3 – 0 decision. Here’s the gist:

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges.

The three judges of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the argument that the ban targets Muslims raised “serious allegations” and presented “significant constitutional questions,” and they agreed that courts could consider statements by Trump and his advisers about wishing to enact such a ban.

Moments after the ruling, Trump tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT,” adding that “THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”

Although there is talk of taking this to the Supreme Court which currently only has 8 justices (fancy that)…I understand they could also appeal to the same federal appeals court but instead of three justices, request that all of the justices on the appeals court hear the case.

Stay tuned for the 3 AM Twitter tsunami.

4 Responses to Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

  1. John Casper says:

    Ed, thanks.

    POTUS’ travel ban was a huge win for ISIS. POTUS showed them he’s afraid.

    Thank God the federal judiciary stood up to him. They are the last best hope for defending the Constitution.

    Along with the Yemen attack that killed nine-children, POTUS is making a terrorist attack on U.S. soil more likely.


  2. Bob Dohnal RPh says:

    You really want judges to make foreign policy.

    • nonquixote says:

      Do you really want anal-rententive conservative justices dictating women’s health care or anti-LGBTQ, “human rights,” based on US versions of right wing religious ideological, “shaira,” type law?

      Apparently some anticipated judicial rulings are OK and some actual rulings are not? (see POTUS/SCOTUS pick and definition of, ‘hypocrites’)

    • They’re not making foreign policy; they’re simply doing their Constitutionally-mandated duty of providing a check against unrestrained executive power.

      The courts exist to decide what’s Constitutional and what’s not – Donald Trump doesn’t get to decide that.

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