UPHOLDS FEDERAL JUDGE’S OPINION
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 9, 2017) — On Thursday evening at approximately 6:12 PM EST, Jesse Rodriguez of NBC news reported on Twitter that the three-judge panel at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a temporary hold on Pres. Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting citizens from seven Middle Eastern countries to enter the United States.
Representing the states of Washington and Minnesota, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart on Friday issued a temporary stay of Trump’s executive order, which was signed one week prior.
The Ninth Circuit is the most frequently-overturned appellate court in the United States, and it is expected that the administration will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Update, 6:56 p.m. EST: In response to the ruling, Trump tweeted:
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.