A federal appeals court is exploring whether Trump's national security argument was backed by evidence that certain immigrants posed a threat.
President Donald Trump continues to attack the judicial system, now comparing the federal judges hearing the immigration ban case to a “bad high school student.”
The president defended his executive order to bar citizens from seven majority Muslim countries and certain refugees during remarks to law enforcement officers on Wednesday.
He reasoned that even a “bad high school student” would side with him in his legal battle over the executive order. A three-judge panel from the 9th circuit federal appeals court is looking into whether the Trump administration's national security argument was backed by evidence that citizens from these countries posed a danger.
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Trump also criticized the courts for being political.
“I don't ever want to call a court biased, so I won't call it biased,” Trump said. “And we haven't had a decision yet. But courts seem to be so political, and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read the statement and do what's right. And that has to do with the security of our country.”
A final decision is expected this week.