“JUDICIAL TYRANNY”: Right-Wing Media Twitter Implodes Over Court Decision Not To Reinstate Muslim Ban
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Right-wing media figures took to Twitter to lament over the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous decision not to reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting seven majority-Muslim countries, calling the decision “judicial tyranny” and the judges “pro-terrorists activists.”
Ninth Circuit Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump Travel Ban Targeting Majority-Muslim Countries
NY Times: Court Unanimously Refuses To Reinstate Trump Travel Ban. In A February 9 report, The New York Times wrote that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals “unanimously refused to reinstate President Trump’s targeted travel ban” affecting seven majority-Muslim countries. The Times continued, writing that the ruling was “focused on the narrow question of whether it should be blocked while courts consider its lawfulness”:
A three-judge federal appeals panel on Thursday unanimously refused to reinstate President Trump’s targeted travel ban, delivering the latest and most stinging judicial rebuke to his effort to make good on a campaign promise and tighten the standards for entry into the United States.
The ruling was the first from an appeals court on the travel ban, and it was focused on the narrow question of whether it should be blocked while courts consider its lawfulness. The decision is likely to be quickly appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
That court remains short-handed and could deadlock. A 4-to-4 tie in the Supreme Court would leave the appeals court’s ruling in place.
Within minutes of the judges’ decision, the president angrily tweeted his intent to appeal.
Trial judges around the country have blocked aspects of Mr. Trump’s executive order, which suspended travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries and limited the nation’s refugee program, but no other case has yet reached an appeals court. [The New York Times, 2/9/17]
Right-Wing Media Figures: Court’s Decision Is “JUDICIAL TYRANNY” And Judges “Are Pro-Terrorist Activists”
Fox’s Sean Hannity: Sadly The Democrats And Unaccountable Judges Are Willing To Gamble With The Lives Of The American People. This Will Not Stand.”
Hannity: “This Is All Part Of The Alt Radical Lefts Plan To Undermine @POTUS @Realdonaldtrump. ‘Judge Shopping.’”
American Spectator’s Matthew Vadum: “The Ninth Circuit Hates America ... They Are Pro-Terrorist Activists.”
“Alt-Right” Figure Mike Cernovich: "Today's Ruling Is Unlawful, Has No Baisis (sic) In The Constitution, And Is Pure Judicial Activism.”
Michelle Malkin: “Break Up The 9th Circuit.”
Radio Host Mark Levin: “Judicial Tyranny.”
Daily Beast’s Matt Lewis Re-Ups Tweet Suggesting Trump Split Up Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals:
Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro: “JUDICIAL TYRANNY.”
Fox’s Greg Gutfeld: “My Sense: The Court Chose Their Emotional Need For Popularity Over Your Real Security. Ban = Mean; Rejecting Ban = Cool.”
Gutfeld: “Judge Ruling Ignores Security; Indulges Media/Academia/Enternainment Troika. Theylll Be Played By Damon And Affleck In Miniseries.”
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “I've Read The Ninth's Decision. They're Lucky They Won't Have To Read Justice Scalia's Reversal Of Their Opinion. It Would Be Brutal.”
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