Three federal appeals court judges voiced deep skepticism
Three federal appeals court judges voiced deep skepticism Tuesday about President Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven majority-Muslim nations, an indication that they are not inclined to reinstate it.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit panel pounced on the Justice Department lawyer representing the administration for insisting the travel ban was needed despite existing visa rules and restrictions.
The panel – two judges appointed by Democratic presidents, one by a Republican – expressed some sympathy for the government's fallback position that lawful permanent residents from the seven nations could be excluded from the ban. But the judges questioned whether they or administration officials could rewrite Trump's order on the fly.
Posted on 02/09/2017 at 07:12:00 AM