Federal appeals panel rules against President Trump on immigration order
Posted: 6:32 pm Thursday, February 9th, 2017
By Jamie Dupree
A three judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals left in place a district judge’s order that put President Trump’s immigration changes on hold, dealing a legal setback to the President.
In a per curiam order, the judges rejected an assertion by Justice Department lawyers during oral arguments earlier this week that the President’s decision on immigration restrictions was not reviewable by the Judiciary.
“There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy,” the judges said in their ruling, which left in place an order by Federal District Judge James Robart.
“The States’ claims raise serious allegations and present significant constitutional questions. In light of the sensitive interests involved, the pace of the current emergency proceedings, and our conclusion that the Government has not met its burden of showing likelihood of success on appeal on its arguments with respect to the due process claim, we reserve consideration of these claims until the merits of this appeal have been fully briefed,” the judges concluded.
The President’s reaction was swift, on Twitter.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!