Unfortunately this could go to the Supreme Court, where there are only four justices who might put principle ahead of politics, and four who won’t.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday reacted to the federal court rulings blocking President Trump’s so-called travel ban by saying: “We intend to appeal the flawed rulings,” the Washington Examiner reported.
During an afternoon press briefing, Spicer said the Department of Justice “is exploring all available options to vigorously defend this executive order.”
On Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a restraining order against Trump’s revised travel ban that affects six countries from the Middle East and North Africa.
We now, as Mark Levin was saying this evening, live in an age of judicial tyranny.
People were worried about President Trump ruling without regard to the Constitution. Instead, it’s the judiciary and their Democratic allies on Capitol Hill. In an age of political correctness and liberal certainty, the ends are deemed so noble that they justify all means, including ignorance of the Constitution and the rule of law.
It’s true, the election of Trump is a threat to our democracy. But the threat isn’t coming from Trump.
A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday issued a restraining order against President Trump’s revised travel ban that affected six countries from the Middle East and North Africa.
The block comes less than one day before the March 16 executive order was slated to be put into action.
“Upon evaluation of the parties’ submissions, and following a hearing on March 15, 2017, the court concludes that, on the record before it, plaintiffs have met their burden of establishing a strong likelihood of success on the merits of their Establishment Clause claim, that irreparable injury is likely if the requested relief is not issued, and that the balance of the equities and public interest counsel in favor of granting the requested relief,” wrote Derrick K. Watson, the federal judge, in the ruling.