The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously voted to block President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. The ruling from the three-judge panel means that the people from the seven Muslim-majority countries can continue traveling to the US.
A lot of anti-Trump Americans see the decision as a massive victory. However, the question is: Will the President accept defeat? Based on Trump’s tweet, though, this is just the start of a long legal squabble.
Immigration ban: The ruling
The New York Post reported that the ban was not made to protect national security. Accordingly, Trump’s administration failed to show concrete evidence that the people from the affected countries have committed terror attacks in the US. The seven countries were:
Moreover, the ruling also refused to honor Trump’s claim that the courts are powerless to review a president’s national security assessment. Per the 9th Circuit, judges play a crucial role in a constitutional democracy. “It is beyond question,” the decision stressed.
Reportedly, the US Court of Appeals handed down the decision for the 9th Circuit. It upheld a Friday’s ruling from Federal judge James Robart. He nullified key parts of the travel ban.
For his part, Trump immediately tweeted his reaction to the ruling: “See you in court, the security of our nation is at stake!”
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
Is it game over for the immigration ban?
Hillary Clinton, Trump’s number one adversary simply posted “3-0”. In three attempts, Trump has failed to push for the Muslim prohibition.
Per CNN, one thing is for sure: This is a huge political setback for the new administration. Apparently, the court fears that Trump would consider an expansive use of his executive power from the Oval Office.
Then again, the 9th circuit strongly reiterates that there was “no evidence” to prove that the countries in the Executive Order perpetrated a terrorist attack. Rather than present proof to explain the need for the ban, the administration made it look like there was no reason to review it all.
As of now, the judiciary believes that while Trump has the ability to enact policies, the public too has the power to travel freely. The public, per the decision, has the right to “avoid separation of families” and “freedom from discrimination.”
Nevertheless, on Thursday, Trump told reporters that the ruling was nothing but a political decision. He said he will see them in court. “It’s a decision that we’ll win very easily,” Trump ended.
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