In setback for Trump, U.S. judges reject travel ban


 Reuters International

FEB 10, 2017 – 04:02
Iranian citizen and U.S green card holder Cyrus Khosravi (L) greets his brother, Hamidreza Khosravi (C), and niece, Dena Khosravi (R), 2, after they were detained for additional screening following their arrival to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to visit Cyrus, during a pause in U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban in SeaTac, Washington, U.S. February 6, 2017. REUTERS/David Ryder


By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer any evidence that national security concerns justified immediately restoring the ban, which he launched two weeks ago.

Shortly after the court issued its 29-page ruling, Trump tweeted: “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” He told reporters his administration ultimately would win the case and dismissed the ruling as “political.”

The 9th Circuit ruling, upholding last Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge James Robart to suspend the order, does not resolve the lawsuit. It relates only to whether to lift an emergency halt to Trump’s order put in place by a lower court.

Trump, a Republican who took office on Jan. 20, faces long odds in getting the ban restored while litigation over his executive order proceeds. To ultimately win, the Justice Department will have to present evidence that people from those countries represent a domestic threat, legal experts said.

In its ruling on Thursday, the 9th Circuit said the government had so far failed to show that any person from the seven countries had perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.




1 reply

  1. Judical overreach abuse of power or a vast left wing conspiracy to once again overthrow the govt of the united states of america are evident gross miscarrages of justice in the least unconstitutional violates peacful muslims chiristians and jews life liberties and pursuits of happiness and sovernites altruist and honorable man of peace president trump wants to protect usurp oligoply seditously serving civalization jihad to destroy america from within stated goal of the muslim brotherhood lawfare information domince shameful tactics to site a few extrapilated beyond the explanitory memberandom

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: