The government’s request for permission to enforce President Donald Trump’s desired travel and refugee ban while it makes its way through the legal system has been denied. A federal appeals court enforced the on-hold status of the executive order.
BREAKING: US appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 9, 2017
“[T]he Government has failed to establish that it will likely succeed on its due process argument in this appeal,” the court ruled, according to BuzzFeed.
Trump, as you have probably come to expect, quickly tweeted a response.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
Last Friday, U.S. District Judge James Robart issued an order halting enforcement of major parts of the ban, which restricts travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.
A federal appeals court originally rejected the Department of Justice’s request to immediately restore the ban Sunday.
The DOJ moved on to focusing on its suspension and asking that the trial court’s order be stayed, or put on hold, while the executive order case is worked out in court.
Trump’s opponents on the political spectrum were thrilled with the result.
Win! Muslim ban still on hold! https://t.co/dIw33vjioe— ACLU National (@ACLU) February 9, 2017
9th circuit ruling is a victory for justice. It's clearer than ever that @realDonaldTrump's exec order is inconsistent with the rule of law.— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) February 9, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump should rescind this executive order tonight, abandon the religious tests & work on commonsense ways to increase security.— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) February 9, 2017
Another blow against Trump's unconstitutional travel ban as courts continue to block its implementation. Trump should rescind it immediately https://t.co/cY0igFHawW— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 9, 2017
Thankful that the 9th Circuit has stood up for American values & ruled against reinstating the president's horrid #MuslimBan.— Rep. Roybal-Allard (@RepRoybalAllard) February 9, 2017
So pleased the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the stay on Trump's Travel Ban. Big win for sanity, real security and checks/balances— Jim Himes (@jahimes) February 9, 2017
As Trump implied in his tweet, the president will almost certainly continue to fight this in court.