The 9th circuit of appeal UNANIMOUSLY judged that the block on the travel ban continue to be blocked. This re-affirms the order made by the Federal judge and means the travel ban remains lifted. The appeal was held by a phone call two days ago (and made available on streaming for anyone to listen to, which is a very good transparency).
This is a major blow for Trump’s administration. They can do one of three things now.
- Lodge another appeal (this would most likely go to the Supreme court)
- Withdraw and try and come up with another policy and do a better job.
- Continue the security improvements but without any travel bans.
I don’t know what he will do, but Trump will obviously be in a rage about this sinc e it is another lesson in the way the USA is run. The president of the USA is not dictator. Laws and the other branches of government must be respected.
You can read the ruling here.