Federal Appeals Court Deals New Blow to Trump's Muslim Ban
In a major setback for the Trump administration, a federal appeals court on Thursday declined its urgent request to restore the controversial executive order restricting refugees and travel by immigrants from a number of Muslim-majority countries.
Rejecting arguments that the government would be “irreparably harmed” if the judicial system reviewed President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, which he premised on his authority over national security matters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit determined unanimously that the judiciary has a proper role in safeguarding people’s rights.
“To the contrary, while counseling deference to the national security determinations of the political branches,” the court said, “the Supreme Court has made clear that the Government’s authority and expertise in [such] matters do not automatically trump the Court’s own obligation to secure the protection that the Constitution grants to individuals, even in times of war.”
The president’s response to the ruling on Twitter was in all caps, but was relatively measured compared with his prior outbursts.
"SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"
The Justice Department, which normally doesn’t comment on ongoing litigation, said it was “considering its options.”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-muslim-ban-appeals-ruling_us_589b49cfe4b09bd304bf279e?
I guess this is what happens when you can't be bothered to consult with Congress, Homeland Security, lawyers...