But it's Trump that could get the last laugh. There's an effort by conservative lawmakers — led by a vocal Trump rival — to permanently break apart the liberal court.
It's been in the works for over a month… and it's led by Arizona Sen. John McCain.
The federal appeals court has long been ridiculed by conservatives as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus."
No one familiar with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should be surprised at today's ruling. The 9th Circuit has a well-earned reputation for being presumptively reversible," South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said.
According to The Daily Caller, over 80% of the appeal court's rulings have been overturned when challenged in front of the Supreme Court.