Looks like Liberals are going to the mat with this fight, separation of powers be damned.
Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality.
The ruling came as opponents renewed their legal challenges across the country, asking judges in three states to block the executive order that targets people from six predominantly Muslim countries.
More than half a dozen states are trying to stop the ban, and federal courts in Maryland, Washington state and Hawaii heard arguments about whether it should be put into practice early Thursday.
U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson decision prevents the executive order from going into effect, at least for now. Hawaii had requested a temporary restraining order.
Hawaii also argued that the ban would prevent residents from receiving visits from relatives in the six countries covered by the order. The state says the ban would harm its tourism industry and the ability to recruit foreign students and workers.
In Maryland, attorneys told a federal judge that the measure still discriminates against Muslims. —Fox News Business
For those who have forgotten — or have never read — the full text, ClashDaily broke it down here.
But you will remember that there were significant changes.
— It specifically names the clause where the President draws his authority to enact such an order.
— It explains within the order why Iraq is no longer on the list: Iraq has increased its levels of information sharing with the US, and is need not fall under this list any longer.
If this falls EXPLICITLY within the scope of his delegated rights and responsibilities as President (persuant to that very same clause), isn’t it up to the complainant to show that the President is Exceeding his authority before they block it?
If the courts are now unjustly forbidding the proper execution of lawful Constitutional authority, is it time for them to be reminded of their proper place?
They are not superior to the other branches, neither were they ever intended to be. For a reminder on what that looks like in practical terms (one that will make Democrats wish the wore their brown pants) go here.
Eventually, Trump will prevail here.
Not just because he says he will, but because the Courts are trying to meddle in Presidential authority.