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US Federal Appeals Court Upholds Suspension of Trump's Travel Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has unanimously ruled to uphold the suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday said Washington state proved it had the legal right to bring the lawsuit over the ban by alleging its universities would suffer harm — one of the questions that the judges considered.

Universities had complained about students and faculty being stranded overseas.

The court rejected the Trump administration's claim that it did not have the authority to review the president's executive order. "There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy," the court said.

The appeals panel said the government presented no evidence to explain the urgent need for the executive order to take effect immediately. The judges noted compelling public interests on both sides.


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    I'm quickly gaining the impression that President Trump isn't actually the president of anything, and is slowly being swept along in a bureaucracy that's so massive that its constituent components pretty much are mini-governments unto themselves.
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  • 'See you in court': President Trump loses travel ban appeal

    Judges refuse to reinstate the travel ban, with Mr Trump tweeting: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"

    A US appeals court has upheld the suspension of President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban.

    The unanimous ruling, by a panel of three judges in San Francisco, will likely pave the way for a showdown in the Supreme Court.

    However, the appeals court justices expressed doubt that Mr Trump's government would be successful if it launched another appeal.

    In off-camera remarks to reporters at the White House, the President insisted he was confident that his administration would eventually win the case "very easily".

    Mr Trump branded the decision as "political" - and moments after the ruling, he tweeted: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who represents one of the states which took on the government, replied: "Mr President, we just saw you in court, and we beat you."

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
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