Trump’s Muslim Ban Has Been Blocked. Again.

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I can't tell you how many times Trump's Muslim travel ban has been blocked in court because, honestly, I lost count, but it's a lot!

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a unanimous ruling today affirming an injunction against Trump's ban.

"The order does not offer a sufficient justification to suspend the entry of more than 180 million people on the basis of nationality. National security is not a 'talismanic incantation' that, once invoked, can support any and all exercise of executive power." [...]

"The president must make a sufficient finding that the entry of these classes of people would be 'detrimental to the interests of the United States,'” the panel ruled. "Further, the order runs afoul of other provisions ... that prohibit nationality-based discrimination and require the president to follow a specific process when setting the annual cap on the admission of refugees."

The Ninth Circuit also cited Trump's own statements, including those he has bleated out on Twitter, to explain their ruling.

And in related news, Trump's tweets are now being cited at the Supreme Court.

Keep tweeting, Donnie.

  • muselet

    That is one of the most diplomatic, anodyne beatdowns I’ve ever seen. A thing of beauty, it is.

    Expect outraged wailings from the Islamophobic Right and a barrage of eccentrically-capitalized tweets from Donald Trump.


  • Georgie

    Does trump have the option to take the ban to SCOTUS? If so, I believe the nutcase will.

    • Aynwrong

      I think he’s already said something about wanting to do that.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    I don’t think Trump wants it to pass.

    I think he wants it to get blocked so that he can bitch about “activist” liberal judges. Instead of being saddled with the affects of a stupid and unpopular policy, he can just whine about the left. Whenever the next whatever happens, he can turn around and point as us and say it’s our fault because we wouldn’t let him get his way.

    Paying the victim is much more his speed than actually trying to make serious policy.

    • Scopedog

      You may have a point there….

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