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Trump’s travel ban is still suspended after a U.S. appeals court declined to reinstate it

Next likely stop for this whole sorry situation: The U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.  Andrew Harrer / Getty Images

A federal appeals court declined the U.S. government’s bid to have President Donald Trump’s travel ban from seven Muslim countries reinstated.

The San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling to suspend the executive order. It was put in place by U.S. District Judge James Robart, who issued a temporary restraining order that was prompted by a suit from Washington state and Minnesota.

The Justice Department had urged the court to lift the stay, arguing in part that the president could do as he wanted to combat terrorism.

Um, no. Next likely stop for this whole sorry situation: The U.S. Supreme Court.

Tech companies, including Amazon, Microsoft and Google, had loudly opposed the ban and have been joining various legal efforts to upend it. It is unlikely that many will comment right now, since the legal case is still in process.

Meanwhile — whenever he takes a break from whacking at Nordstrom in whatever dark room his angry tweets emerge from — Trump has been lambasting the judiciary and accusing it of trying to be “so political.”

He should know.

Like this doozy:

So, big shockeroo, after he was, um, a loser, Trump did not wait a New York minute after the ruling came down before he went ALL CAPS on Twitter, blaming the judiciary in advance for any trouble:

Reaction from tech companies to come, and will be added below as the comments come in.

Here are some of the comments and tweets so far from tech figures and others:

Electronic Frontier Foundation legal director Corynne McSherry:

“We are heartened to see the Ninth Circuit reject the notion that executive actions — including those couched as relating to national security — can't be tested against the Constitution. That testing is the fundamental duty of the court system.”

A spokesperson from Stripe:

“We’re encouraged by the reaffirmation of our system of checks and balances. Partisan allegiance has blinkered and muzzled many who would ordinarily condemn this manifestly discriminatory policy. We encourage everyone to continue to speak up and out against this mistaken order.”

Amazon General Counsel David Zapolsky:

Box CEO Aaron Levie:

Katie Jacobs Stanton of Color Genomics, formerly of Twitter:

Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s general counsel:

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo:


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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