President Trump on Friday morning into an appeals court’s decision to uphold a temporary restraining request on his migration official request, calling it “disgraceful.”
Citing a legal blog called Lawfare, Trump tweeted: “LAWFARE: ‘Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this (the) statute.’ A disgraceful decision!”
The blog entry on Lawfare that Trump quoted, while critical of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals thinking, said the court settled on the correct decision in the end.
“The Ninth Circuit is correct to leave the [temporary restraining order] in place, in my view, for the simple reason that there is no cause to plunge the country into turmoil again while the courts address the merits of these matters over the next few weeks,” the post says.
It includes that the judicial system will, in the long run, need to face the conflict between the president’s forces and “the incompetent malevolence with which this order was promulgated.”
LAWFARE: “Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this (the) statute.” A disgraceful decision!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2017
Trump’s tweet came minutes after MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” cited precisely the same from Lawfare’s blog post on TV.
Benjamin Wittes, the blog entry’s writer, responded on Twitter, keeping in touch with: “You decide whether the POTUS is quoting me in context. Here’s the article. For the record, I support the decision.”
By the way, Morning Joe was talking about this at the top of the hour. https://t.co/cYK29Rt3XW
— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) February 10, 2017
The court decided Thursday that a nationwide restraining order against Trump’s temporary travel ban may continue while a federal judge considers a lawsuit over the policy.
“We hold that the government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury, and we, therefore, deny its emergency motion for a stay,” the court said.
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) February 10, 2017
The three-judge board hearing the case included Judges William C. Canby Jr., a Jimmy Carter deputy; Richard R. Clifton, a George W. Shrubbery deputy; and Michelle T. Friedland, a Barack Obama appointee.