Skip to comments.Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban
Posted on 12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST by billorites
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September.
The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a bona fide relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have left the lower court orders in place.
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, will be holding arguments on the legality of the ban this week.
Both courts are dealing with the issue on an accelerated basis, and the Supreme Court noted it expects those courts to reach decisions 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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Now start building the wall too.
Now start massive deportations
Throw Linda Sarsour out of the country to test it’s effectiveness.
Ruth and Sonia never surprise us. Dreadful peole.
This is GREAT news.
Well now that almost a full year has gone by and who knows how many tax payer dollars have been spent on legal services...its great that we now know the blatantly obvious truth that Trump was acting within his powers.
This is fair. Keep us safe and vet them good. Then cut down the rate of immigration to a level consistent with current needs. Don’t flood our borders to win Democratic votes and depress the wage and prosperity levels of our current legal citizens.
So all these stoopid libtard judges at lower court levels have been decisively over-ruled, at last! They couldn’t even get all of the liberals on the SC to go along....
Should be 57 Muslim countries.
If the Supreme Court has the power to ‘allow’ the executive to exercise the power given to it under the Constitution, they also have the power to disallow. Why don’t we just put the judges in charge? Wait.../s
This only allows the travel ban to go into force while the arguments move through the lower courts. Basically, no injunction for now. What I don’t understand is what happens when one of the liberal lower court finishes its case and rules against the Trump administration. Is the travel ban then stopped until an appeal to a higher court reverses the lower court? So is this still an emotional yo-yo until the set of completed cases reach the Supreme Court, hopefully in time to be ruled on in June.
Learn it! Love it! Live It!
No more little men with little johnsons in little states like HI standing in the way of the INS.
These same who say States can’t help the INS since “immigration is a federal issue.” Until it isn’t.
So Kagan went along with the ban?
Can you hear the screams from La La Land?
The vote was 7-2. That should be a message to the Courts of Appeals.
Kagan is prone to occasional lapses into common sense.