Following a high-stakes court hearing on Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit chose to keep President Donald Trump’s order from being enforced, which means one of his signature policy initiatives will remain in limbo as the litigation proceeds before the federal judge in Seattle who temporarily blocked the order’s implementation.
Trump’s order barred travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days, except refugees from Syria, whom he would ban indefinitely.The appeals court ruling Thursday means that travelers from those seven countries will continue to be allowed into the US with valid visas.”SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” he tweeted.”It would be so great for our justice system if they [the courts] would be able to read the statement and do what’s right”.All three judges asked questions about whether Trump’s order, which does not mention Islam by name, discriminated against Muslims and what proof should be needed.
Racist Trump supporter causes riot at UC Berkeley, Trump threatens funding
Berkeley cancelled a planned speech by alt-Right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos after violence broke out during protests on campus. Rowdy protests at UC Davis Jan. 13 prompted campus Republicans to cancel his appearance at the last minute.
A federal appeals court in San Fransisco has upheld the suspension of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. Rather than present evidence to explain the need for the Executive Order, the Government has taken the position that we must not review its decision at all.Lawyers from Washington state and Minnesota – which mounted the legal challenge against Mr Trump – had offered compelling evidence that even a temporary reinstatement of the travel ban would cause harm, and raised serious allegations of religious discrimination. On Tuesday, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments regarding the DOJ’s request for a stay.Hillary Clinton has weighed in on social media after a U.S. court slapped down Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban.”That’s what the president did here”, Flentje said at the start of the oral argument conducted by telephone and live-streamed on the internet. The State Department said up to 60,000 foreigners’ visas had been cancelled in the days immediately after the ban was imposed.”How many arrests have there been of foreign nationals of those seven countries since 9/11?”, Judge James Robart asks state attorney during hearing.