The earlier headlines are here: US Appeals Court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban

Now that the dust has settled a bit, and emotions have (maybe) cooled (check out the comments to that post :-D )

Major points (via Reuters, more there)

  • A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer any evidence that national security concerns justified immediately restoring the ban
  • The 9th Circuit ruling, upholding last Friday's decision by U.S. District Judge James Robart, does not resolve the lawsuit
  • It relates only to whether to lift an emergency halt to Trump's order put in place by a lower court
  • The judges said more briefing would be needed to decide the actual fate of Trump's order
  • The states of Washington and Minnesota challenged Trump's order
  • The two states argued that Trump's ban violated constitutional protections against religious discrimination


  • Trump tweeted after the announcement: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"
  • He told reporters his administration ultimately would win the case and dismissed the ruling as "political"
  • Asked about Trump's tweet, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said: "We have seen him in court twice, and we're two for two."