I wasn't sure that this would work until I heard Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), suggest it on Fox News. Mute the lawsuit against President Donald Trump's immigration timeout for seven majority Muslim countries.
Here's how: Issue a new executive order deleting everything that District Court Judge James Robart found unconstitutional in the original executive order, such as the 90-day timeout. Retain in the new executive order the things that Robart didn't challenge. Presto, the lawsuit is mute and goes away.
Not that new lawsuits won't be filed against the new executive order. But Trump, if he could put his ego aside for just a moment, he could be rid of this distraction and concentrate on the other important issues. So far, most of his decisions and appointments have been good, even laudable. But he's got to stop with the seat-of-the-pants, overly emotional decisions of the kind that led to this embarrassment.
Another view: The Ninth Circuit Just Issued a Dangerous Ruling against Donald Trump’s Immigration Order or can a court consider campaign rhetoric in making a decision about an official action? My view: I hope not.
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