Supreme Court Gives Way to Trump's Third Attempt at Travel Ban

Supreme Court Gives Way to Trump's Third Attempt at Travel Ban

Cheryl Sanders
December 5, 2017

President Donald Trump can fully enforce his immigration travel ban against six majority-Muslim countries even as legal challenges make their way through the courts, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

The current ban, Trump's third, blocks most travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela, six of which are majority-Muslim countries.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor said that they would have left the lower court orders in place.

Law Professor Paul Horwitz, who supports some of TrumpLaw to achieve a desired result, and says he could be persuaded to support all of it, defines it as "about lower courts developing a form of what some critics call 'TrumpLaw, ' law responding to and designed especially for the Trump administration" and "may be seen as a radical departure from existing law and in effect a lawless set of actions". The first video Trump re-tweeted to his 43.6 million followers was titled, "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!" Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded. In separate orders, the high court stayed two October rulings that had halted enforcement of the travel ban, thereby allowing the.

Judges in two judicial circuits - the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco - have expressed their doubts over Trump's third executive order which bans nearly all travelers from these countries.

Under the ban, hundreds of thousands of travelers wishing to visit family in the US, including children, will be barred from entering the country. "It suggests that from their understanding, the government is more likely to prevail on the merits than we might have thought". The justices also said that they expect the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to issue its ruling "with appropriate dispatch".

Quick resolution by appellate courts would allow the Supreme Court to hear and decide the issue this term, by the end of June.

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