Trump visiting Supreme Court as justices weigh travel ban
Jun 16 2017
According to the Ninth Circuit, which consists of a three-judge panel, the executive order signed by President Trump on March 6 violated immigration laws.
An entry on the Supreme Court docket said that the administration can file its new brief on Thursday.
The latest ruling against the Trump administration's ban on travel from six Muslim nations is a particularly sharp blow to the president not because it is more sweeping than previous legal decisions - the 9th Circuit's decision is actually somewhat narrower than the district court opinion in the case - but because it reaches the same result for different reasons. Theoretically, the Supreme Court could interpret the clock as having started when the administration was allowed to begin developing new visa procedures for citizens of those countries.
Trump has previously said he would be willing to take the matter to the US Supreme Court in order to get the travel ban passed, a measure his administration argues is necessary of national security.
This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. "I think we can all attest that these are very unsafe times and we need every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering the United States". The state of Hawaii, which has challenged the ban, has suggested a shorter briefing schedule.
"We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump's executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism", Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores said at the time.
CCP waded into one recent case, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus decided by the Supreme Court in 2014, which ruled in favor of challengers to an OH law prohibiting false statements during a political campaign. The 9th Circuit ruling says it can now go ahead with that.
Trump's tweets have increasingly been cited in court's decision process.
But the justices extended that deadline on Tuesday, ordering the parties in the case to have all briefs on the government's request for the court to reinstate the ban filed by June 21.
Other changes: travelers from the affected countries who are legal permanent residents of the United States, dual nationals who use a passport from another country and those who have been granted asylum or refugee status are exempt from the new order. In a March press call ASTA SVP Government and Industry Affairs Eben Peck said, "I think we're going to look at letting the dust from both bans settle a bit".