Activism, Protests & Rights

Woo-hoo! Courts refuse to reinstate Trump’s unconstitutional ban!

According to Associated Press (AP)

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday wouldn’t block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the U.S. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible.

U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban last week after Washington state and Minnesota sued. The Justice Department appealed to the 9th Circuit.

Government lawyers argued that the ban was a "lawful exercise" of the president’s authority and that the seven countries have raised terrorism concerns.

The states said Trump’s executive order unconstitutionally blocked entry….. based….. on….. religion.

Photo: The Associated Press – David Pearce, left, and his daughter Crissy Pearce hold signs outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

Thank you protesters, activists, and those who know right from wrong in standing firm against this unconstitutional ban. Although Trump tried to declare this had nothing to do with religion, he said it many times before being elected, "Ban Muslims from entering the US." He cut his own throat and no clue he was doing that.

Trump is just going to have to figure out that we have 241 years of laws that which are primarily in place for good reasons. He thinks that as president he can go in and change whatever he wants. Nope. Doesn’t work that way, bub.

Now, I wonder if Trump will live up to his threat he made if the courts don’t reinstate the ban? Trump didn’t go into any detail and I do not recall his exact words but he indicated that he would not be very happy and they [the judges] don’t want to seem him like that. In reading between lines, he’s going to bash them on Twitter.

I’m sure the judges are quite aware there will be mean tweets coming.

Photo: © Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP Allie Morgan, a University of Colorado graduate student, is among dozens of people at a travel ban protest at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

 

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