Ninth Circuit slaps down Trump's Muslim Ban on appeal

On the 12th of June, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit refused to reinstate the revised version of Trump's Muslim ban/travel ban. It didn't help Donald Trump that he had opened his mouth on Twitter to say things contradicting the legal arguments for his "revised" travel ban.

The core of this ruling in the challenge brought against the travel ban by the state of Hawaii reads as follows:

"We affirm in part and vacate in part the district court’s preliminary
injunction order. As to the remaining Defendants, we affirm the injunction as to Section 2(c), suspending entry of nationals from the six designated countries for 90 days; Section 6(a), suspending USRAP for 120 days; and Section 6(b), capping the entry of refugees to 50,000 in the fiscal year 2017.

"We vacate the portions of the injunction that prevent the Government from conducting internal reviews, as otherwise directed in Sections 2 and 6, and the injunction to the extent that it runs against the President. We remand the case to the district court with instructions to re-issue a preliminary injunction consistent with this opinion."

PDF of the entire ruling

This case and a similar case brought by the State of Maryland are most likely on their way to the Supreme Court. With any luck this will be heard well before Trump gets to replace another Supreme Court justice.

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