commented on ITMFA Watch
@13: "41 Democratic senators would gets us exactly what 50 would get us."
Remember when Betsy DeVos' confirmation vote was tied, and Mike Pence cast the tiebreaking vote?
commented on Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban, Upholding Seattle Judge’s Ruling
The Ninth Circuit court is overturned about 80% of the time, not 86%, since there seems to be some confusion.
Trump could just repeal the executive order and reissue one that takes out the restrictions on those who hold visas/green cards, and the order would be much more "bulletproof" so to speak.
The constitution gives the executive branch very broad powers when dealing with immigration and naturalization, and there is precedence for halting or slowing immigration from these certain areas based on several of Obama's actions, and many past presidents as well.
More interesting perhaps is that SCOTUS would likely overturn the Ninth Circuit's ruling, as it typically does, but with a vacant seat, a 4-4 tie would default to the lower court's ruling, making it even more appealing for Dems to delay or block Trumps SCOTUS nominations.