Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump loses big in court


We begin today’s roundup with a summary by Matt Zapotosky of Donald Trump’s huge lose in court yesterday:

The ruling, though, is critically important — as Trump’s ban on refugees lasts only 120 days, and his ban on visitors from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen lasts only 90 days. The judges also said that while the states of Washington and Minnesota had made serious allegations — and the impact of the order was “immediate and widespread” — the government had not pointed to any substantive evidence to support its need for the ban.

“The Government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the Order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States,” the judges wrote. “Rather than present evidence to explain the need for the Executive Order, the Government has taken the position that we must not review its decision at all.” […]

Hillary Clinton, who lost the presidency to Trump in November, posted on Twitter simply, “3-0.”

Robert Barnes at The Washington Post:

President Trump, meet the judicial branch.

Source: Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump loses big in court

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