9th Circuit Court Upholds freeze on Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0


The Trump administration is pushing back on claims that President Donald Trump's travel ban is soon set to expire amid an ongoing court battle.

Wall wrote that more time was needed because the 9th Circuit ruling in favor of the state of Hawaii is "the first addressing the executive order at issue to rest relief on statutory rather than constitutional grounds".

President Trump has announced a new round of 11 judicial nominations including three nominees for high-profile federal appeals courts with five of the nine circuit court nominees announced current or former law professors. "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!"

An entry on the Supreme Court docket said that the administration can file its new brief on Thursday.

Under the amendment, the 90-day ban won't start until court orders now blocking it are lifted. "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 4 circuit chose a different path for its ruling.

The White House released a memorandum on Wednesday indicating the effective date of the revised travel ban, originally March 16, is now "delayed or tolled until those injunctions are lifted or stayed".

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The order also suspends the nation's refugee program for 120 days and imposes a new limit on the number of refugees accepted.

Conway pointed to a Washington Post analysis noting the extent to which the legal opinions in travel ban cases to that point had focused on the president's statements and tweets to reach their conclusions.

U.S. Chief Circuit Judge Roger Gregory wrote that the text of Trump's executive order, which was challenged in courts across the country for targeting members of a particular faith, "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination".

"And yet again, these revisions underline that the one thing the president has consistently wanted throughout is a Muslim ban", he added.

The 9th Circuit on Monday narrowed Watson's ruling in some minor ways, allowing the administration to conduct an internal review of its vetting procedures for refugees and visa applicants. I'm skeptical of that distinction, but in this case the judges seem to have taken him hyperliterally.

On June 1, 2017, when Supreme Court agreed to consider this appeal, they asked opponents of the travel ban to submit their briefs in defense of the lower court rulings by June 12, 2017.