Thursday’s ruling ordered that a temporary restraining order should remain in effect while the courts examine the merits of the challenge. And those merits, even critics point out, may yet be decided very differently.
By Henry Gass
Within minutes, the ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to continue blocking President Trump’s temporary travel ban was being both hailed and excoriated.
The legal language left no doubt. It was a major blow. The court ruled decisively against the White House.
But Mr. Trump was undaunted. “See you in court,” President Trump tweeted within minutes of the ruling. “The security of our nation is at stake!”
The Justice Department has said it is “reviewing its options” in the wake of the ruling. Many expect an appeal to the United States Supreme Court.
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