On Thursday in San Francisco, A federal appeal court declined to reinstate President Trump’s ban on travel that temporarily blocked citizens from seven Muslim dominated countries from entering the U.S.
A panel made up of three-judges of federal appeals on Thursday failed to reinstate President Trumps target travel ban. This was unanimous as the panel delivered what is termed by the most foreign citizens as the most stinging judicial rebuke to the president’s effort of making good on a campaign promise and tightening the standards for traveling to the US, reports New York Times.
Last week, James Robert, the US District Judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order that halts the ban on immigration and travelling from seven predominantly Muslim nations after the Washington state and Minnesota sued.
The order also temporarily suspended the refugees program for the nation and immigration from countries which are known to have raised some terrorism concerns. Appealing to the 9th circuit, Justice Department lawyers argued that the constitutional power allows the president to restrict entry to the US and the courts cannot guess or determine whether such a step is necessary in the prevention of terrorism.
The ruling that was made on Thursday by the 9th Circuit panel had rejected the argument: “There exists no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy.”
This case is said to be likely to be quickly appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
On his Twitter handle, a minute after the ruling, President Tramp for his part gave the response as: “SEEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”
On Tuesday after the appeals court heard the argument, a pre-emptive critique was issued by president Trump on his Twitter: “If the U.S doesn’t win this case as it is so obvious should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled.”
The judges who were present in the 9th circuit panel included Judge William C Canby Jr., appointed by President Jimmy Carter; Judge Michelle T. Friedland who was appointed by President Barack Obama; and Judge Richard R. Clifton, appointed by president George W. Bush.
The Supreme Court now remains short-handed and could deadlock. Appeals court’s ruling would be left in the place if there would be a 4- to-4 tie in the Supreme Court.
A “complete victory” was declared on Thursday by Bob Ferguson who is the Washington State Attorney General. Bob further urged the administration of president Trump to stop pursuing the case and instead pull back the executive order that the president had signed on January 27th.