Minutes ago, the 9th Circuit announced that they will hear Oral Arguments on President Trump’s Executive Order on Tuesday at 3:00 pm, pst. Arguments will last one hour.
Three federal judges Tuesday afternoon will hear oral arguments in the challenge to President Donald Trump’s immigration order.
The hour-long hearing, conducted by telephone among three West coast judges, will determine the immediate fate of the nationwide temporary restraining order against Trump’s travel ban.
Trump has only been in office for 17 days, but his Justice Department is already embroiled in a high-stakes legal battle that could affect hundreds of thousands of people and the direction of his presidency.
Attorneys general for Washington and Minnesota, which challenged the executive order, say that the temporary restraining order should remain in place because the President had “unleashed chaos” by signing the order.
This was to be expected upon such an important subject. Three judges will be hearing the arguments, two democrat appointed judges and one republican judge.
Nothing conclusion can be determined with this action. It could be:
- A legitimate hearing of the arguments on both sides before issuing a ruling.
- A misdirection so make people think that the issue was appropriately heard and the ruling still pre-ordained.
Whatever the decision, the ruling will be appealed to the US Supreme Court.