>> President Trump handed another legal defeat. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday unanimously upholding a lower court's decision to block Trump's controversial executive order that temporarily banned travelers from seven Muslim majority countries and all refugees. Trump tweeting minutes after the ruling in all caps, see you in court, the security of our nation is at stake.
The ruling a relief to those from affected areas in Africa and the Middle East and extends the window for them to enter the US. But Reuters' legal reporter Dan Levine says it's not over yet.>> So the Justice Department has 14 days to decide whether it wants to ask the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case before a larger 11 judge panel which is chosen by random.
Out of the 25 full time Ninth Circuit judges, 18 are appointed by Democratic presidents and 7 by Republican. So the odds aren't great to get a larger panel that would undo this. Or the Justice Department can decide to bypass the Ninth Circuit and appeal straight to the Supreme Court.
But the Supreme Court has to have five votes, five justices have to vote to take it. Which means that one of the liberal justices would have to vote to take it, which is also probably unlikely.>> Courts seem to be so political.>> The three judges who ruled on the case were appointed by former Presidents Carter, Obama, and Republican George W Bush.
The panel said the states had shown that even temporary reinstatement of the ban would cause harm, and that the Trump administration had not offered, quote, any evidence of national security concerns to justify banning travelers from the seven countries.>>