President Trump again went after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals early Tuesday after it ruled against the president’s so-called travel ban.
“Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again,” Trump tweeted.
The California-based court on Monday affirmed in large part the Hawaii District Court ruling blocking parts of the order, which temporarily banned nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., suspended the entry of all refugees and reduced the cap on the admission of refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 for the 2017 fiscal year.In a unanimous ruling Monday, a three-judge panel on the court said Trump’s revised order does not offer a sufficient justification to suspend the entry of more than 180 million people on the basis of nationality.
Trump earlier this month renewed the debate over his order in the wake of a terrorist attack in London. In a series of tweets following the London attack, the president referred to his order as a “travel ban” and insisted it was necessary to keep the U.S. safe.
On Monday, the judges cited Trump’s tweets in their ruling.
The Trump administration earlier this month asked the Supreme Court to step in.
The Department of Justice filed two emergency applications asking justices to block rulings halting the ban and to review its case.