By: Rusty Weiss
A group of 13 states – 12 attorneys general and 1 Governor – have filed a brief with a federal appeals court adamantly defending President Trump’s temporary travel ban from nations harboring terrorist activity.
The participants argue that the courts have infringed on the President’s Constitutional authority to defend America through such national security determinations.
The filing flat-out obliterates the lie that the Executive Order is a “Muslim ban,” and states that Trump is well within his power to take such action.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) March 27, 2017
Attorneys general from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and West Virginia joined with Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi to file the brief. The Trump administration is currently appealing a decision made by a federal judge in Maryland.
The brief argues the courts are infringing on Trump’s constitutional ability to make national security decisions by blocking his order.
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