WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to restore Trump’s controversial executive order barring nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees.
In what appears to be a major setback for Trump, who is in the fourth week of the presidency, the three-judge panel unanimously denied the Trump administration request with 3-0, to reinstate the ban on an emergency basis, upholding the decision given by Seattle judge.
“We hold that the government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled.
‘On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies,’ the ruling said.
‘And on the other, the public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families, and in freedom from discrimination’ the ruling added.
On the other hand, soon after the decision, Trump who was left in fumes took to his traditional mode of communication Twitter to express in frustration and interestingly the severity of his anger can be noted from the capital letters, he used in his tweet.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
‘SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!’ Trump said.
Hillary Clinton, who lost presidential race in a shocking nail-biting contest took a sarcastic jibe at president as she simply tweeted 3-0.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2017
It all began when a Seattle Judge put a halt to the travel ban order of the recently sworn-in president. Trump administration challenged the decision and argued that the ban was justified taking the plea of protecting US as part of his ‘Make America great again’ policy.
However, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hurled a barrage of questions at a government lawyer inquiring whether the Trump administration’s national security argument was bolstered by evidence that people from the seven countries posed a danger to US.