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Feb
2017
Saturday 11th
posted by Morning Star in World

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump threw a hissy fit yesterday as his third attempt to reinstate the “Muslim Ban” was blocked by judges.

The bigoted billionaire lashed out at the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissal of his government’s appeal on Twitter yesterday morning, calling it “a disgraceful decision.”

The ban, which bars Muslim citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan from travelling to the US, was suspended by a federal judge in Seattle last week after the states of Minnesota and Washington sued the government.

The Justice Department appealed the decision but failed to reinstate the ban after it was unanimously rejected in the Ninth Circuit Court.

In their ruling, the tribunal wrote that the government had failed to show anyone from those countries had carried out a terrorist attack in the US, but had simply argued the courts had no right to interfere in the matter.

While acknowledging the president’s right to make policy and ensure security, it said: “The public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families and in freedom from discrimination.”

The judges also upheld that the ban was unconstitutional because it discriminates on the basis of religion.

Mr Trump however refuted the ruling saying: “It’s a political decision, we’re going to see them in court,” indicating he would appeal to the Supreme Court.

In capitals he also furiously tweeted: “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”

The ban, which was imposed on January 27, received worldwide condemnation and sparked mass protests with critics describing the measure as racist and inhumane.

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