He didn’t stop even after another appeals court shot down the ban using presidential tweets to poke holes in the administration’s arguments. On Aug. 17, for example, Trump suggested that Muslims should be shot with bullets dipped in pig’s blood—a method he falsely attributed to general John Pershing using in the early-20th century US fight against insurgents in the Philippines—to combat terrorism.

And a month later, he said this:

“This court is obligated to pay attention to such statements,” wrote Chuang. And in his reading, the tweets suggest that Trump has not given up the idea of a Muslim ban, which he first floated as a presidential candidate.

Is that assessment likely to tame Trump’s tweeter feed? The presidential account has been mum on the travel ban since the Hawaii and Maryland court decisions.

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