9th Circuit Judges Michelle Friedland, William Canby Jr., and Richard Clifton made a major gamble with American lives last night. They ruled against the President and appear to have rewritten the Immigration and Nationality Act, which states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
I’m not sure that I have read a more plainly stated law. According to the three judges on the left-leaning 9th Circuit, it means something entirely different than what it says. Until the Supreme Court weighs in, their interpretation is now the new law of the land. What does it mean now? No one really knows.