“I’m not sure if either side presented a compelling case, but I certainly thought the government’s case came across as weaker,” said Stephen Vladeck, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law.
A ruling could come as early as Wednesday and could be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“And a lot of people agree with us, believe me,” Trump said at a roundtable discussion with members of the National Sheriff’s Association. “If those people ever protested, you’d see a real protest. But they want to see our borders secure and our country secure.”
It was therefore unsurprising the panel asked pointed questions about the president’s judgment. As Judge Canby noted, the government had failed to identify in the lower court any federal offenses committed by persons with visas from the covered nations. And Judge Richard Clifton, describing Trump’s position as “pretty abstract”, bluntly asked Flentje, “Is there any reason for us to think that there’s a real risk” to leaving the status quo in place while the executive reviews its immigration policies.
But it’s not just the public that has felt the heat from the Presidents Travel Ban.
Over 90 big tech companies have also submitted appeals.
A host of big-name tech companies including Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft have filed an amicus brief in a Washington state court opposing Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
A total of 97 firms put their names to the document, which supports the state of Washington in its battle against what is widely considered a Muslim ban, each one stating that their “operations are affected” by the executive order.