Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
U.S. Appeals court dumps Trump’s travel ban

By News Express on 10/02/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,127

U.S. federal appeals court.
U.S. federal appeals court.

  A second lethal blow was struck Thursday at the controversial travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump on citizens of seven Islamic nations.

In a much anticipated verdict, a U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday unanimously upheld the temporary suspension of President Donald Trump’s order.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling came in a challenge to Trump’s order filed by the states of Washington and Minnesota. The U.S. Supreme Court will likely determine the case’s final outcome.

The White House said it has no immediate comment.

But President Trump had one on his Twitter platform, where he wrote:

SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!

Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order barred entry for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days and imposed a 120-day halt on all refugees, except refugees from Syria who are barred indefinitely.

The other was first binned by Judge James Robart of the Federal court in Seattle, state of Washington.

According to Reuters, the ruling does not resolve the lawsuit, but relates instead to whether Trump’s order should be suspended while litigation proceeds.

Two members of the three-judge panel were appointed by former Democratic Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, and one was appointed by former Republican President George W. Bush.

The government could ask the entire 9th Circuit court to review the decision “en banc” or appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The three judges said the states had shown that even temporary reinstatement of the ban would cause harm.

In the ruling, they said they acknowledged the competing public interests of national security and free flow of travel but that the U.S. government had not offered “any evidence” of national security concerns to justify banning the seven countries.

They added that the government did not show evidence that any person from the affected countries had perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.

Their ruling also said it was unlikely the White House’s counsel had authority to amend a presidential executive order and that the government did not show how the order could be administered in parts.

Curbing entry to the United States as a national security measure was a central premise of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, originally proposed as a temporary ban on all Muslims. He has voiced frustration at the legal challenge to his order.

U.S. presidents have in the past claimed sweeping powers to fight terrorism, but individuals, states and civil rights groups challenging the ban said his administration had offered no evidence it answered a threat. (NAN)
  

Source News Express

Posted 10/02/2017 11:31:06 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Dangote Group storms Enugu Trade Fair, offers pocket-friendly...

What are we restructuring?

Okowa lampoons America for legalising same sex marriage...

PDP condemns Obiano over LG expenditure •Calls for...

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crewmen missing off...

Biafra Nations Youth League laments Achuzia’s death

Bosso Killings: Niger Governor directs release of suspects...

Menace of herdsmen: Anambra youths, women protest nude...

Hazard rules out January move to Real Madrid...

Customs hands over 2 impounded Range Rover vehicles...

Obasanjo lauds Ugwuanyi’s commitment to South-East development

Senator Abe cries out over ordeal at Rivers...

 

Latest News MASSOB vs IPOB: Uwazuruike opposes Nnamdi Kanu, tells Igbos to vote in 2019 Fayose takes ‘stomach infrastructure’ to EFCC’s custody, feeds 150 detainees Disregard for rule of law worst corruption than stealing of public funds — US envoy Obi, Umahi meet in Abakaliki Oshiomhole has become a cancer to APC and must go — Coalition of 2019 APC Presidential Aspirants Job scam: I sold my commercial bus to raise N600,000 — Witness tells court National Assembly has helped save Nigeria from collapse — Speaker Dogara Resume or Resign Protest: Court orders police to pay Charly Boy N50m Norway unfolds plan to issue visa to more Nigerians Imo APC supporters protest alleged imposition of candidates FG’s Visa-on-Arrival policy boosting tourism — Minister PDP queries Buhari’s protection of suspended NHIS boss

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (409,014 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,596 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (316,027 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (259,347 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,459 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (225,002 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,879 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,293 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (171,174 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,390 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (162,063 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,751 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (70) Business & Economy (3,703) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (561) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (305) International (2,566) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,841) Opinion (1,127) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,354) Religion (885) Sports (1,740) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement