Sunday, May 28, 2017

Court of Appeals upholds block of Trump’s travel ban (Update: DOJ says it’s headed to the Supreme Court)

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court injunction blocking Trump’s temporary travel ban from being enforced. From NBC 4 in New York:
The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th Circuit is the first appeals court to rule on the revised travel ban, which Trump’s administration had hoped would avoid the legal problems that the first version encountered.
“Congress granted the president broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute. It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the president wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation,” the chief judge of the circuit, Roger L. Gregory wrote.
The court first agrees with the plaintiffs that the executive order is being made in “bad faith,” i.e. that its stated purpose is not its real purpose. Having determined that Judge Gregory says the court is justified in “looking behind” the stated reason for the order to determine whether national security is really its primary purpose. From the decision: --->
Read the rest from John Sexton HERE and follow links to related stories/opinions below:

Trump’s Immigration Pre-Crime

DOJ Will Seek Supreme Court Review Of Travel Ban

The Fourth Circuit Distorts the Law to Defeat Trump’s Travel Ban

The Refugee Order Is Headed For SCOTUS. Here’s How It Will Go Down

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