by Countable | 6.2.17
The Trump administration appealed to the Supreme Court on Thursday, asking for the temporary restraining orders imposed by lower courts on the administration’s revised travel ban to be lifted. The travel ban has been put on hold by federal courts, including the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which weighed in with its ruling on the matter a week ago.
Five of the Supreme Court’s justices would need to approve of the administration’s request to lift the injunctions imposed by lower courts, which if granted would effectively reinstate the travel ban while it awaits a full hearing before the Supreme Court this fall. When deciding to grant the stay, justices would review the case’s legal documents and make their decision in private, so there’d be no oral arguments at that stage. A decision on whether to grant the administration’s request for a stay of the injunctions will likely come in the next few weeks before the justices leave for their summer break at the end of June.
Regardless of whether the stay is granted, as long as four of the Supreme Court’s nine justices want to bring the case up for review the travel ban will get its day in the nation’s highest court in the fall, a likely outcome given the level of attention on the matter. That would put the travel ban in position to be one of the first cases justices hear oral arguments for when they return in October.
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Having already been suspended by the lower courts I can only hope the highest level of our judiciary system will act with integrity and follow suit, hopefully putting this matter to rest once and for all. Time and time again have Trump's rhetoric, self-implicating tweets, and correspondence with those enlisted to aid his misguided venture proven that this is a targeted ban on a religious and cultural community based on fear, bigotry, and a failure of democratic ideals. I am not a trained legal professional, but I am a born-and-raised American, and as such I was brought up believing in a United States that held itself to a higher standard than the precedent this Muslim Ban--which it is and has been so called by Trump himself--sets. If the Supreme Court chooses to hear this case, I hope they will provide the final nail in the coffin for this hateful ideal and bury it, leaving only a headstone emblazoned with what and why this idea is better left dead but not forgotten.
Please speak out against the president's unconstitutional travel ban. This ban does not reflect core American values. It is based on discrimination and hate. Please stand against Trump's continuing campaign of fear. We are a nation of immigrants and religious freedom.
Impeach Don the Con!
Please speak out against this travel ban. It is not aligned with our key American values and is, as per usual with this administration, an embarrassment to our nation.
It's been unconstitutional in every court so far. Let's try the highest shall we?
He needs to stop embarrassing himself. The 90 day period has was asking for is gone with no instances of terrorism from those countries. The only terrorism we have witnessed has been from natural born citizens. The real focus needs to be on extremism growing within our own countries and citizens.
The ban is unconstitutional!
First of all, let's stop pretending it's a "travel ban." It s a Muslim ban pure and simple which is why it has been halted up to now. There is no logic to the countries it covers and it's just a "gimmick" for Trump to appease his base.
Do not change you mind on the the travel ban, up hold it, DON'T let Trump bully YOU
I believe our Supreme Court will not rule against the constitution and will affirm that any president, including 45, has the constitutional right to prohibit anyone from entering our nation if HE determines them to pose a risk to our national safety.
The constitution gives the president the power to regulate immigration the lower courts have exceeded their constitutional authority
Wasting the courts time!
Why isn't this a moot directive. The ban would have expired two times over since the first EO and there have been no attacks from foreign born terrorists. If SCOTUS does review the lower court's ruling, I hope they will find with the justices and not the DOJ.
Shouldn't have to, he is president and is in charge of foreign affairs. The courts have no business in this. Trump just do what you want.
The travel ban is a clear violation of the First Amendment as well as other rights in the Bill of Rights. On top of that, the countries chosen versus those not chosen point to clear conflicts of interest between the administration's business interests and the governance of the country. In short, this ban is not only unconstitional but unAmerican. Add to that it sets us up for other violations of the First Amendment leaving us all vulnerable to those wishing to fundamentally change our freedom of and from religion. Also, the so-called imminent threat this ban said it would protect us from hasn't proven to not be imminent. The ban needs to be quashed once and for all.
Trump is doing his best to torpedo American values. Please, Please don't do anything to encourage him.
We're already an embarrassment due to the pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, do not let this man continue to bring the USA down any further
Whatever this jackass tries to slip by the American people, I hope, comes back to bite him in the ass...LITERALLY
History will remember the enablers who were complicit in the horrific decisions and actions taken by this administration. You have allowed this clown to reduce the USA to a laughing stock and unreliable partner in any agreement.
Muslim travel ban is bad! Really horrible!