Trump changes travel ban expiration date ahead of high court decision

Trump changes travel ban expiration date ahead of high court decision

Trump changes travel ban expiration date ahead of high court decision

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration more time to file papers responding to an appeals court ruling that upheld a block on a proposed travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries.

A new White House memo seeks to keep parts of President Donald Trump's immigration executive order alive, even as its broader implementation remains stalled due to court injunctions. "The judges concluded that the president had failed to make a case that the order was actually necessary to protect national security, saying that was no "'talismanic incantation' that, once invoked, can support any and all exercise of executive power".

The main concern before the Supreme Court is whether the ban breaches the US Constitution's interdictions on the basis of the religious discrimination.

The White House delayed the effective date of its revised travel ban to avoid mooting its case as the U.S.

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The Virginia court ruled that the 90-day suspension of visas for citizens of Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia, signed by Trump on March 6, was unconstitutional because it discriminated against Muslims.

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In deciding whether to allow the travel ban to go into effect, the justices are set to weigh whether Trump's harsh election campaign rhetoric can be used as evidence that the March 6 order was meant to discriminate against Muslims.

As for Gorsuch's investiture ceremony, there will probably be no explicit talk of Trump's travel ban but the controversial executive order will surely loom large nonetheless.

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But if the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is inclined to stay within the "four corners" of the executive order's text and not broadly consider the motivation behind it, the 9th Circuit shows it still can not be upheld. The new version, created to better withstand legal scrutiny, named six countries instead of seven - dropping Iraq - and spelled out more of a national security rationale. The state of Hawaii has suggested a shorter briefing schedule.

Trump's tweets have increasingly been cited in court's decision process. Whatever the Supreme Court does in this case, we probably haven't heard the end of the president's efforts to fulfill one of the basest, most un-American promises of his campaign. The 4 circuit chose a different path for its ruling.

Hawaii, which challenged the ban and won in the appeals court, is permitted to file its own brief on June 20, meaning the court is unlikely to act on the emergency application until next week at the earliest.

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