After Thursday afternoon’s ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said that Trump so-called travel ban exec order “likely” violates the US Constitution, AG Jeff Sessions vowed the Justice Department will take it further to the Supreme Court.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will ask the Supreme Court to review the blocking of President Trump’s executive order by a federal appeals court, saying that, let me quote:
“President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the Nation safe…The Department of Justice strongly disagrees with the decision of the divided court…”
Truth be told, the court wasn’t very divided, as their decision was made with a 10 vs 3 majority. However, the law of the land does not permit federal judges to second guess a presidential executive order regarding national security, but let that go for a moment.
Chief Judge Roger Gregory wrote on Thursday that President Trump’s travel-ban exec-order, let me quote the man himself:
“asserted national security interest … appears to be a post hoc, secondary justification for an executive action rooted in religious animus and intended to bar Muslims from this country.”
Basically, Judge Roger turned political activist claims now to be able to read the President’s mind, as the exec order has nothing to do with religion nor with hate, as it basically imposes a selective travel ban on seven countries outed as potentially very dangerous by dear leader Barry Obama himself.
As AG Sessions put it very straight forward, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling blocks the administration’s efforts to enforce and strengthen US national security.
The Supreme Court will have to settle this matter once and for all, i.e. if an unelected activist judge has the power to decide over the POTUS’ decisions with regard to national security and foreign policy and it will also make for a litmus test about the ideological leanings of the revised SCOTUS, especially now, with Judge Gorsuch in town.
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