Donald Trump contends that the president has vast powers concerning national security. [Image: Carlo Allegri/Reuters].


Rhetorical question. Of course it has, and the courts must win.

There is no solid reason for Donald Trump’s travel ban. He does not have evidence to support his executive order, that targets some suspect countries but not others.

This is a security measure that could blow up in Herr Drumpf’s face.

As the Trump administration prepared to challenge a ruling against its executive order on refugees and travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, experts said the US had been brought to the brink of a full-blown constitutional crisis.

The ruling was made on Friday night in Seattle by federal judge James Robart. On Saturday, the president attacked Robart on Twitter, calling him a “so-called judge” and saying his opinion was “ridiculous and will be overturned”.

Observers were stunned by the apparent lack of legal groundwork done by the White House aides – reportedly senior counsel Steve Bannon and policy chief Steven Miller – who wrote Trump’s executive order, thereby producing a lack of clarity which contributed to chaos at airports and rulings against the administration.

Source: ‘An epic confrontation’: has travel ban put White House and courts at odds? | US news | The Guardian

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