As you know, President Trump’s temporary travel ban for seven Muslim-majority nations was suspended by a Washington judge.
Now, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to uphold the suspension.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise.
The 9th leans left and constantly has their rulings overturned.
Expect this battle to head to the Supreme Court soon.
BREAKING NEWS: 9th Circuit Court upholds suspension of Trump immigration order. pic.twitter.com/qBQr8QSPsN
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From Fox News:
A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the suspension of President Trump’s controversial immigration order Thursday — a decision that could end up in front of the Supreme Court.
The panel of three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the order after a federal judge had issued a halt to the order last week.
Trump issued the executive order, which placed a 90-day pause on immigrants from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, on Jan. 27, causing chaos and outrage at airports across the country. The order also imposed a 120-day pause on all refugees, and an indefinite pause on refugees from Syria.
The case was given to the appeals court after a Seattle federal judge last week ordered a halt to Trump’s order. Judge James Robart issued a temporary restraining order after Washington state and Minnesota both sued. Attorneys from the Justice Department appealed Robart’s ruling, arguing that the president’s executive power gives him the authority to place restrictions on people coming into the country.
Stay tuned for more to come.
We haven’t heard the last of this story.
Not by a long shot.
Trump was well within his right as president to issue this executive order to begin with.