20 days since the National Day of Patriotic Devotion
“A federal appeals panel on Thursday unanimously rejected President Trump’s bid to reinstate his ban on travel from seven largely Muslim nations, a sweeping rebuke of the administration’s claim that the courts have no role to act as a check on the president.
“The three-judge panel, suggesting that the ban did not advance national security, said, for instance, that the administration had pointed to “no evidence” that anyone from the seven nations had committed terrorism in the United States.
“The ruling also rejected the administration’s claim that courts are powerless to review a president’s national security determinations. Judges have a crucial role to play in a constitutional democracy, said the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco.
“It is beyond question,” the unsigned decision said, “that the federal judiciary retains the authority to adjudicate constitutional challenges to executive action.”The New York Times, 9 February 2017
“SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” Donald Trump, via Twitter
“We have been saying this for a while.” The American Civil Liberties Union, via Twitter, retweeting Trump’s “see you in court” posting
“WA state AG responds to Pres. Trump’s “SEE YOU IN COURT” tweet: “We have seen him in court twice, and we’re 2 for 2” CNN, via Twitter