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Does this mean the 9th Circuit is now a "so-called" appeals court?
Instead of staying U.S. Federal Judge Robart's temporary restraining order on Trump's immigration EO, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals requested arguments from both sides by Monday to fully consider the motion.
From the New York Times:
A federal appeals court early Sunday rejected a request by the Justice Department to immediately restore President Trump’s targeted travel ban, deepening a legal showdown over his authority to tighten the nation’s borders in the name of protecting Americans from terrorism.
In the legal back and forth over the travel ban, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco said a reply from the Trump administration was now due on Monday.
The ruling meant that refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — who were barred by an executive order signed by the president on Jan. 27 would, for now, continue to be able to enter the country.