Virginia Judge says President acted within his lawful authority and rejects request that he look beyond the text of the Order to construe some discriminatory purpose in it.
The Trump administration’s consideration of a new Executive Order to respond to the court’s criticisms is a standard response of the executive in court cases and was a possibility previously floated by The Duran. There is no constitutional crisis in the US and nothing out of the ordinary about this.
Decision of appeal court of 9th circuit to refuse to overturn Judge Robart’s stay against enforcement of ‘travel ban’ Executive Order does not challenge its legality or say it is discriminatory or unconstitutional. It instead identifies various possible problems of procedure and due process in the administration of the Executive Order, which the administration can now put right.
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’s breaches of her fundamental duty to carry out the orders of the President and as the US government’s senior law officer to defend her client (the US government) in court, raises the ugly possibility that she may have been in part responsible for the terrible implementation of President Trump’s ‘travel ban’ Executive Order.