President Trump MUST respond to this judicial overreach. At this point the 9th circus had stripped the executive branch of ALL power and authority. This judges “logic” can be used to prohibit every single presidential decision up to and including Veto power, and command of the military.
When a Ninth Circuit panel issued a decision striking down President Trump’s original travel ban, I described its opinion as “limited in impact, but full of mischief.” The biggest piece of mischief, I thought, was the panel’s suggestion the administration’s order violates the Establishment and Equal Protection Clauses because it was intended to disfavor Muslims.
Citing statements made by Trump when he ran for president, the panel found that this argument raises “serious allegations and present significant constitutional questions.” However, it “reserve[d] consideration of these claims until the merits of this appeal have been fully briefed.”
This bit of result-driven idiocy has now become the basis for the decision by a federal district judge in Hawaii striking down the Trump administration’s new travel ban.
Update, and so the power grab by the Judicial Branch continues exactly as expected:
The Judge may “Order” the president to do something.
Update 2: Or What? Judges “warn” lawmakers against splitting 9th Circuit.
Three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit warned a House Judiciary subcommittee Thursday that their jurisdiction should not be split in two.
“Circuit division would have a devastating effect on the administration of justice in the western United States,” Chief Circuit Judge Sidney Thomas said in prepared remarks to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. He said a split would “increase delay, reduce access to justice and waste taxpayer dollars.”
There have been attempts in both the House and Senate to split the 9th Circuit and create a new 12th Circuit.
Update 3 Rush Limbaugh spells it out: We’re on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis
RUSH: We are on the verge of a genuine constitutional crisis because of the Ninth Circuit court of Appeals opening the door for this Hawaii Obama-appointed judge to deny Trump’s travel ban the second time going, and I want to get into detail as to what this really means and what the left is really doing here.
It’s not a legal dispute. This is, as I said yesterday, is a silent coup that is taking place that I’m sure has been strategized since before Trump was inaugurated. But the profound, devastating possibilities that result from this in terms of a president losing all constitutional — do you realize with this judge’s ruling, I’ll tell you where this is going.
Let’s say that Donald Trump decides at any time in the near future that he needs to deploy troops, and so he does, and so a leftist activist goes to a court, shops and finds a judge, like the guy in Hawaii, and claims that Trump said during the campaign that he was gonna do X Y, or Z, whatever, and the deployment of troops is not really for the stated purpose, and the judge could shut it down!
Read and listen to the whole segment: We’re on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis