Celebrate good times! Voters rejoiced after a federal judge temporarily overturned Donald Trump’s Muslim ban nationwide on Feb. 3, taking to Twitter to voice their appreciation. Keep reading for EXCLUSIVE details on what to expect next!
A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary nationwide restraining order on Feb. 3, immediately putting a stop to President Donald Trump‘s extreme vetting order. Some voters were outraged when he banned citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering America, so they were obviously thrilled when it was overturned! U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled in favor of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson‘s motion, leading to a widespread celebration. One person wrote, “Remember, Trump can get away with only as much as we let him.”
Another voter excitedly chimed in, “This is the power of the constitution & the power of the legal system in the US. No one, not even the president, is above them. #muslimban.” Several people were in consensus, with one adding, “Huge kudos to the #WashingtonAG for getting the #MuslimBan halted. Great news in a dark time for this country.” It was a momentous occasion!
The U.S. District Judge James, who was appointed by former President George Bush in 2003, was willing to take a huge stand against Donald’s executive order. “The Constitution prevailed today,” Bob concluded in a statement after the ruling. “No one is above the law — not even the President. It’s our president’s duty to honor this ruling and I’ll make sure he does.”
Even though James and Bob celebrated a huge victory today, they’re also preparing for opposition ahead. However, they’re ready to put up a fight. “I’m prepared for this case to go all the way to the Supreme Court whichever way the Ninth Circuit Court of appeals goes,” Bob said to CNN. “It’s a case of that magnitude, it’s a case that frankly I think will ultimately end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, so that would not surprise me one way or the other.”
Looking ahead, “The courts will finally decide whether or not Trump’s refugee ban is constitutional,” Lawyer Muzaffar Chishti tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Those fighting against his extreme vetting order will then go to the next court of appeals and then it might get appealed again until it reaches the Supreme Court, which will take a long time for a final determination on the constitutionality and legality of the ban. If it goes all the way up to the Supreme Court it could be likely decided in 2018, at least to the end of 2017.”
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