Ninth Circuit Ruling Shows Importance of Independent Judiciary

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Executive Power & Civil Liberties, Immigration


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9 –  In response to today’s ruling by a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of  Appeals, refusing to reinstate President Trump’s travel restrictions, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement:

“The action by the Ninth Circuit shows us once again just how important an independent judiciary is, as a check on overreach or misguided actions of the other branches. It also highlights the importance of all the federal courts, including the ones at the circuit and district levels. Of course, all eyes are now on the Supreme Court, not just because this case could well be headed there – but also because we have a nominee about to be considered for a seat on the Court. And it’s more important than ever that the nominee, Neil Gorsuch, answer all questions about whether he can be an independent check on an executive whose disregard for the law has put his administration in crisis-a-day mode.”