UPDATE 1330 GMT: As predicted in the CNN interview, Donald Trump — who has a history of insulting judges handling cases involving him — has used Twitter to attack the federal judge who blocked the Muslim Ban:
The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
Hours after a federal judge in Washington State blocked the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban, I spoke with CNN’s Cyril Vanier about the legal implications and the next political moves.
— Cyril Vanier (@CyrilCNN) February 4, 2017
The Trump Administration imposed that ban so quickly. It did so without consulting agencies in what is effectively an unprecedented move. That was a challenge to the system: to its agencies and to the judiciary, “If you don’t like it, come back at us.”
Well, that has happened.