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Richard Blumenthal

Appeals court ruling was the biggest warning to Trump yet on how he's approaching the presidency

Appeals court ruling was the biggest warning to Trump yet on how he's approaching the presidency

The appellate court repudiation of President Trump’s travel ban marked the first high-level loss for a new administration that, for all the chaos it has inflicted on Washington and itself, had thus far largely succeeded in accomplishing its immediate goals. 

Before the judicial panel refused Thursday to reinstate Trump’s order — which aimed to prevented entry into the U.S. by refugees and by all travelers from seven mostly Muslim countries —  drama in Washington, D.C., played out as if the nation had only two pillars of power. Trump nominated Cabinet secretaries, and the Republican-led Senate, the only part of the legislative branch with a...

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