>> Courtroom drama streaming across the nation Tuesday, as the Trump administration argued to reinstate its temporary travel ban, on seven Muslim majority nations and all refugees. That wreaked havoc across the US and around the world. The ban was blocked by a federal judge in Seattle on Friday, after the state of Washington sued the Trump administration.
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said, a ruling would be issued as soon as possible. That keeps open the window of opportunity for those in the affected countries, to continue entering the US for now. Reuters legal correspondent Dan Levine breaks down the arguments.>> One judge gave tough questions to both sides and asked, the lawyer for the State of Washington who's challenging the ban, whether the temporary suspension of Trump's order was overbroad.
So I think we might see if the 9th Circuit does rule, it may not rule all one way or the other. It may say that, parts of the Trump order can go into effect and parts can't.>> The Trump administration continued to push its view, that the President has authority over which immigrants and refugees can enter the US.
Meanwhile, Washington State Solicitor General Noah Purcell, urged the court to serve as a check on executive abuses.>> The President is asking this court to advocate that role here, to reinstate the executive order without meaningful judicial review. And to throw this country back into chaos. The court should decline that invitation.
>> So how far could this case go?>> We're gonna take it through the system.>> To the Supreme Court you think?>> Could, we'll see.