By Bonnie K. Goodman
The legal battle over President Donald Trump’s travel ban continues as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously against the president’s executive order on Thursday evening, February 9, 2017. The decision was regarding the controversial executive order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which suspended visas from seven countries, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for three months, suspended refugees for four months and refugees from Syria indefinitely.
In the decision, the three-judge panel wrote, “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, and we, therefore, deny its emergency motion for a stay.” The decision earned praise from rights groups and Democrats while the president tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” The ruling affirmed Washington District Court Judge James Robart restraining order against the executive action on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.
Source: ABC News Radio Online