ISIS wins again, and it looks like they’ll be coming to your town to gloat about it.
The legal fight over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations is still on hold after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban, allowing previously barred travelers to continue coming to the United States.
In a rebuke to the Trump administration Thursday, the three federal appellate judges sided with the states of Washington and Minnesota on nearly every matter, rejecting nearly all of the administration’s arguments in favor of reinstating the ban, meaning the case could now shift to the U.S. Supreme Court.
They judges also did not shy away from the larger constitutional questions raised by the order, rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges.
Moments after the ruling, Trump tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT,” adding that “THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”
The lower court action so far is temporary and hasn’t resolved broader questions about the legality of Trump’s order. While the ban is on hold, refugees and people from seven majority-Muslim nations identified in the president’s Jan. 27 executive order can continue traveling to the U.S.
Read the whole story in the Associated Press