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.