In what I consider to be the best win for decent people, since a walking, talking rectum infested 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Fuhrer’s hateful Muslim ban. Remarkably, the vote was 3-0, even though one of the judges is a conservative GW Bush appointee. But will Trump obey the Court?
A federal appeals panel on Thursday unanimously rejected President Trump’s bid to reinstate his ban on travel into the United States from seven largely Muslim nations, a sweeping rebuke of the administration’s claim that the courts have no role as a check on the president.
The three-judge panel, suggesting that the ban did not advance national security, said the administration had shown “no evidence” that anyone from the seven nations — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — had committed terrorist acts in the United States.
The ruling also rejected Mr. Trump’s claim that courts are powerless to review a president’s national security assessments. Judges have a crucial role to play in a constitutional democracy, the court said.
“It is beyond question,” the decision said, “that the federal judiciary retains the authority to adjudicate constitutional challenges to executive action.”… [emphasis added]
From <NY Times>
Rachel Maddow did a far better job of covering the ruling than any of the several accounts I read.
In all my years of studying politics, I have never seen such extreme incompetence at any level of government anywhere. Here’s the segment on the PPP poll.
The Fuhrer has a habit of going overboard when spurred on by the deplorable bigots in the Republican base.
If the Fuhrer were to defy the Court, it is likely that Republicans in the House and Senate will keep goose-stepping in lock step, and even if some didn’t, the Fuhrer could defy them too. Where would that leave us?