9th Circuit Appeals Court largely upholds block on Trump’s revised travel ban

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday largely upheld a ruling blocking the president’s executive order temporarily restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries. The decision reviewed a ruling from a Hawaii-based federal judge.

Separately, the Virginia-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals late last month upheld a Maryland judge’s ruling blocking parts of Trump’s order.

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to revive the ban.

Press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that the White House is confident that the measure is “totally lawful” and will be upheld by the Supreme Court.

In its opinion, the 9th Circuit said it concluded that Trump “exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress.” The judges also wrote that Trump’s order violates provisions that “prohibit nationality-based discrimination and require the president to follow a specific process when setting the annual cap on the admission of refugees.”

The court cited one of Trump’s tweets in its decision, saying that he highlighted “dangerous” countries targeted by the measure. The judges said Trump characterized the countries as “inherently dangerous,” not the people within them.

I’m not surprised. This is a Liberal court and they just won’t be happy until we’re another UK with terrorist attacks monthly.