The whole business of the “banning” order, Judge Robart’s insolent ruling, and the appeal by radio (or telephone) for all the world to hear and for recordings to be easily made and preserved, was exactly what Trump and his people planned when they went into retreat: Issue the order, have some partisan judge stop it, have an appeal to the notorious ninth circuit, have the two most senior and competent lawyers who could argue the case for the state recuse themselves (on however flimsy grounds) so that an ill-prepared junior has to suddenly step in and muck it up and – lo and behold! – Trump has completely immunized himself from any blame when the next Muslim terrorist attack is committed in the US. No wonder some of the brighter pundits on the right are now calling Trump “a political genius”.
Of course this begs two questions:
“What does Trump and his security people know that we don’t? and
“Just how far is the left willing to trash Constitutional separation of powers.”
Two prior Presidents (Carter and Obama) temporarily suspended immigration from Iran and Iraq due to their hostility towards this country with no interference from the courts. .