A Second Federal Judge Joins Fight Against Trump’s Revised Muslim Ban (TWEETS)


Donald Trump lawyers must have been dying to drag him off of the stage at his Nashville rally Wednesday as another federal judge took down his new travel ban. Trump crashed his entire defense. The president said he “ought to” reinstate his original travel ban following the first judge blocking the new one.

A Hawaiian Ninth Circuit Judge Derrick K. Watson was the first to block Trump’s revised ban, indicating it was unconstitutional. Then, federal District Judge Theodore D. Chuang of Maryland followed suit. He said that the ban discriminated against Muslims. According to the Washington Post, Chuang used the president’s words against him in the ruling, writing:

‘The history of public statements continues to provide a convincing case that the purpose of the Second Executive Order remains the realization of the long-envisioned Muslim ban.’

Trump’s words continue to trip him. At the rally, 45 said that he would take the courts’ decisions all the way to the Supreme Court, where he may find more favor. Then, he said he really preferred his first Executive Order, according to WaPa:

‘Let me tell you something. I think we ought to go back to the first one and go all the way. The danger is clear, the law is clear, the need for my executive order is clear.’

Of course, the Justice Department disagreed with the Hawaii case. WaPo reported the department said:

‘[It] falls squarely within his lawful authority in seeking to protect our nation’s security.’

Chuang’s ruling was more limited. It blocked the new order’s provision that addressed issuing visas to six countries, down for seven. He said those bringing suit against it had “not provided a sufficient basis” to allow him to invalidate the other sections. Hawaii’s Judge Watson offered a wider ruling, suspending the section of the order about affected refugees.

Hours before the order was set to be implemented, three state’s federal judges heard challenges to Trump’s order. Three organizations and six individuals sued on the basis that the order affected either their work or kept members of their family in the six designated countries from getting visas to come into the U.S. [Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Syria.]

Trump was gung-ho for his first order and was not all that crazy about the immigration lite order anyway.

Check out Hawaii’s Attorney General’s Doug Chin tweets on his state’s immigration ban:

Featured Image: CNN’s Twitter Page.

H/T: Washington Post.