Liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Defies Trump’s Terrorist Country Ban

President Donald Trump lost his appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, which should surprise no one who knows the reputation of activism there. The judges appointed to that jurisdiction are notoriously liberal and interpret the Constitution as a “living, breathing document.”

In other words, they are judges who legislate from the bench. They will be the losers as the so-called “Muslim ban,” as it is called by the Trump-hating media, goes directly to the Supreme Court. None other than ultra-liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz agrees.

Dershowitz, appearing Wednesday on Newsmax TV said, “I do not believe that this order constitutes a violation of the establishment clause of the Constitution. The fact that they picked seven Muslim states, those are the states that have high levels of terrorism,” he told Newsmax Prime host J.D. Hayworth.

The Professor Emeritus added, “We’re talking about Islamic terrorism. When you focus on real victims or real perpetrators, and the impact is heavily on one particular religion, that doesn’t create a constitutional problem. So, I think that the Trump administration will ultimately win on that issue, at least as it relates to people who have never been in the United States.”

Trump’s appeal was doomed to failure as the three-judge appeals venue included two liberal Democrats. As Dershowitz put it, “They got a bad deal when they got two Democrats. They might as easily have gotten three Republicans. The case will go to the Supreme Court. It may split 4-4, and that will be interesting, because we also have a case in Massachusetts where you have a liberal judge who went in favor of the Trump administration, even though generally he’s regarded as quite liberal in his views.”

Meanwhile, the angry left still in disbelief they lost the presidential election, is willing to risk the nation’s national security in favor of political correctness to their shrinking-by-the-day constituency of Trump-haters. It is up to the American people to decide if the ultra-left can continue acting like they are a majority including their media-friendly partners.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.