We’re potentially just hours away from learning whether the courts will attempt to quash President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning entry into the US from seven Middle Eastern countries.
A U.S. appeals court said it will rule by the end of business on Thursday regarding President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions for people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing a temporary suspension of Trump’s travel ban issued by a federal judge in Seattle last week.
As I covered on Tuesday, there’s no serious legal question that Trump’s EO was lawful, making this legal challenge a naked exercise of judicial activism. But that’s never stopped the Ninth Circuit before — the liberal court is notorious for being one of the most overruled in the entire country.
That’s good news and bad news — good news because a ruling against the EO will mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, but bad news because the odds are high they’ll rule with the Left. Further, while it’s entirely possible that the Supreme Court will reverse whatever the Ninth Circuit does, that’s by no means a guarantee in its current 4-4 state.
Stay tuned to TFPP for continuing updates on this story.