The judge in Hawaii did the right thing, you say? Well…

writing in The Atlantic, David Frum says a dangerous legal precedent that could have consequences unforeseen and unwanted.

Frum contends that

under any other president than Donald Trump, it seems impossible that a federal judge would have expressed such certitude—or granted their requested order. The federal courts have historically granted large deference to presidential power over immigration and naturalization. The Supreme Court ruled as recently as 2015 that the president could deny a visa to an alien for no reason at all!

A similar perspective comes from the National Review, which argues that

instead of ruling on the Trump administration’s revised policy, Judge Watson has ruled on the character of Donald Trump.

In this circumstance that might have been the right thing?

 

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