Minutes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against Donald Trump’s travel ban, the president warned that he will take the matter to the Supreme Court. Given the fact that Trump’s executive order falls within the Constitution and current immigration laws, the country’s highest court will most likely uphold the travel ban.
Earlier today, a panel of three judges composed of William Canby, Richard Clifton and Michelle Fried land ruled unanimously against Trump’s order that aims to ban those from certain Muslim countries from entering the U.S.
Following the court’s decision, the president of the U.S. tweeted that he aims to take the issue to a higher court. He also stressed the importance of implementing his executive order as it relates to the national security of the country.
Republican lawmakers, including Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, criticized 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for its decision on the executive order. According to Cotton, the nature of Trump’s order falls within the legal bounds of the Constitution. This strengthens Trump’s option of working with the Justice Department in taking the case to the Supreme Court.
“The misguided ruling is from the 9th Circuit, the most notoriously left-wing court in America and the most reversed court at the Supreme Court,” Cotton said. “I’m confident the administration’s position will ultimately prevail.”
Texas Senator Ted Cruz also criticized the court’s ruling but noted that the three judges’ unanimous decision did not come as a surprise especially since the 9th Circuit has a reputation of being the most liberal court in the country. Nevertheless, Cruz stressed that the court’s decision was baseless.
Instead of presenting a ruling based on facts and what would be for the benefit of the general public, the court allowed its activist leanings to influence its decision.
For now, the White House has not yet unveiled its official plans following the 9th Court’s ruling. But, as stated by Trump, the case will most likely be appealed to the Supreme Court.