Bravo to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Appeals Court ruling that upheld the suspension of the rushed, ill-advised, religiously biased refugee-immigration travel ban signed by President Donald Trump [“Back home on LI after travel ban,” News, Feb. 12]. The judicial branch of our government is a bulwark against tyranny, and never have we needed it more.
Of course, we are not out of the woods. Trump called this ruling a “disgraceful decision” and is looking for ways around it. Even more disturbing is a national poll that found that a majority of the Trump supporters who responded think the president should be able to overturn judges’ decisions.
Such thinking is the hallmark of a totalitarian state and is downright scary.
Robert L. Arrigon, Setauket