President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday night that he will fight the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against reinstating his controversial 90-day ban on travelers from seven predominately Muslim countries, reports CBS News.
From CBS News:
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced it will not reinstate President Trump’s 90-day ban on travelers from seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. The government had asked for a stay of a temporary restraining order that suspended the implementation of the travel ban. “[T]he emergency motion for a stay pending appeal is denied,” the court’s ruling concluded.
Therefore travelers from the seven countries will continue to be allowed into the U.S., pending further legal action. This was an unsigned opinion that appears to be unanimous. It rejected the Trump administration’s argument that the government has broad deference in matters of national security, says CBS News’ chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford.
Shortly after the decision was handed down, President Trump implied the legal fight will continue…The judges appeared to be skeptical of the government’s proof for why the executive order is necessary, and also pushed back when he suggested the public statements of Mr. Trump and other advisers about a proposed Muslim ban shouldn’t be used to determine the intent of the executive order.
Trump also unleashed Twitter attacks on Washington District Court Judge James Robart following the judge’s issuance of a temporary restraining order pausing the ban nationwide last week, reports ABC News.