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SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CNN) – Today a federal appeals court in San Francisco voted for President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers, from seven predominantly Muslim nations, to remain blocked.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision around 6:00 PM this evening.

The court decided to uphold a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the U.S.

An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible. U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban last week after Washington state and Minnesota sued.

The administration said the seven nations – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – have raised terrorism concerns. The states argued that the ban targets Muslims.

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  • John Difloure Sr.

    The court has no jurisdiction. The hell with their ruling!

    • VoiceOfReason

      Earlier this week in the article about Devos you stated (wrongly because the statistical evidence does not agree with your hypothesis): “Liberals are afraid of education because an educated student sees the light.”

      Most educated people know that the US Constitution’s separation and balance of powers allows the judiciary to review the actions of the executive and legislative branches. Educated people also know that the 9th Circuit’s ruling is going to be appealed to the Supreme Court who will either let the ruling stand or render their own judgement.

      Given that most high school students would know this information, I view your statement and wonder: “Are you a liberal?”

      • John Difloure Sr.

        Congress passed a law years ago that gives full authority to the President to do what he did. Look it up. Reagan used it, Clinton used it and Obama used it 19 times. Remember in 2012 the 9th circuit decisions were overturned 86% of the time. Nowhere in the 30 page decision was the statute even mentioned. Not knowing you, I won’t stoop to your level and call you uneducated. Additionally as you can see I’m not embarrassed to use my name with my postings. Evidently you prefer to remain anonymous. I also will admit my mistakes and am willing to learn.

      • VoiceOfReason

        I did not say that the 9th Circuit’s ruling was correct. I said that they have the jurisdiction to review the order and make a ruling. Just as SCOTUS has the right to review the 9th’s ruling and overturn it. That’s the process and it’s served our republic very well over the last 200+ years.

        I’m not sure what law passed by Congress you are referring to. I would like to know what that is – can you provide me with some basic info. I would like to research this as well.

        BTW – I respect the fact that you do use your name. Unfortunately for professional reasons and considerations, I choose to not use mine.

      • John Difloure Sr.

        Additionally, you seem old enough to comprehend the humorous intent of the Devos comment. Since you didn’t I would assume you’re a Democrat.

  • Vog46

    The vote was unanimous at 3 – 0 .
    THAT doesn’t bode well if it goes to SCOTUS….

    Vog
    Unaffiliated and darned proud of it

  • Vog46

    This decision was not unexpected…..

    Vog
    Unaffiliated and darned proud of it

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