On Thursday, a US court unanimously refused to restore Trump travel ban dealing the new President a major defeat – perhaps a first of its kind in the US’ history.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ruling from a Seattle-based federal judge that halted Trump travel ban should remain in effect while the courts examined the legality of the executive order. The controversial travel ban signed on the 27th January brought chaos to the streets and airports when an estimated 60,000 visas were cancelled worldwide include those of students studying and working in the United States. U.S. District Judge James L. Robart issued a temporary restraining order blocking Trump travel ban with immediate effect. The judges of the 9th Circuit Court ruled,
We hold that the government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury.
Trump administration argued that the ban was needed to prevent Islamic State and al Qaeda militants from reaching the United States. Critics on the other hand say that the move was specifically targeting Muslims which was against U.S. laws.
The case could potentially move to the Supreme Court. There are many that support the ban however, the critics of the executive order have managed a decent strength. A Morning Consult-Politico poll on Wednesday showed that 55% voters approved of the Trump travel ban. Earlier polls that showed the critics with strength were dismissed as fake news by the President himself. Trump administration has 14 days to file a petition for reconsideration. The petition could be filed to the same panel or en banc – meaning every judge on the court. Some are of the opinion that the matter should be taken to the Supreme Court however, analysts believe that the government faces an imminent, embarrassing defeat.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.