There’s still decency in U.S. politics after all.
“The government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States,” the judges wrote in a statement. “Rather than present evidence to explain the need for the Executive Order, the government has taken the position that we must not review its decision at all.”
After commenting on the case publicly for days, which is another new precedent for sitting presidents, Trump tweeted his reaction to the ruling almost instantly.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
Trump told reporters that he thinks the following court ruling will be a decision he’ll win “very easily.”
While Trump is clearly confident that the courts will be on his side, the history of the Muslim Ban’s road through the court system begs to differ.
“The irony from our perspective is that we’ve seen him in court twice now, and we’ve won both times. It’s not like it doesn’t count until you get to the Supreme Court,” said Washington state Solicitor General Noah Purcell.
It appears that a sigh of relief can be had for those who opposed the executive order, which was clearly a veiled attempt at keeping Muslims out of the country due to unjustified xenophobia.
The next step is for the case to go to the Supreme Court, which is split down the middle with 4 justices on both sides of the political spectrum.