Daily Mirror Editorial
The United States’ new President Donald Trump a former reality television star, appears to be getting a reality check on constitutional issues. On Thursday night a three-member US Circuit Court ruled unanimously to uphold the suspension of a travel ban imposed by Mr. Trump on visits to the US by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. During the Circuit Court hearings one of the judges quoted a famous or infamous tweet by Mr. Trump during the election campaign vowing he would ban immigrants from all Muslim countries. The Circuit Court ruled that such religious discrimination was a violation of the hallowed US Constitution which was based on the principle of unity in diversity. Legal experts say the bluster and bluff of campaign rhetoric is now running into the time-tested checks and balances of the US Constitution where the executive, the legislature and the judiciary exercise the sovereign peoples’ power as the foundation for a free and democratic country.