After court humiliation, Trump team to draft new travel ban

Posted by | February 16, 2017 23:58 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a stinging and humiliating loss whenthey ordered a stay on Donald Trump’s highest profile executive orders: a de facto selective “Muslim Ban” that essentially forbade individuals from seven countries, including those with visas, from entering the United States. It looks as if Trump’s team has decided that any further attempts to appeal the stay will only result in further embarrassment, so they are going back to the drawing board:

The Justice Department told a federal appeals court on Thursday that it would not seek a rehearing of a decision that shut down President Trump’s targeted travel ban. Instead, the administration will start from scratch, issuing a new executive order, the department said.

Last Thursday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, blocked the key parts of the original executive order, which suspended the nation’s refugee program as well as travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The panel said the original ban was unlikely to survive constitutional scrutiny.

The Justice Department said that the panel’s decision was riddled with errors but that the flaws it noted would be addressed in the new executive order.

“Rather than continuing this litigation,” the Justice Department’s brief said, “the president intends in the near future to rescind the order and replace it with a new, substantially revised executive order to eliminate what the panel erroneously thought were constitutional concerns.”

“In so doing,” the brief said, “the president will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing further, potentially time-consuming litigation.”

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3 responses to After court humiliation, Trump team to draft new travel ban

  1. Obewon February 17th, 2017 at 01:05

    Another Muslim ban directed towards countries that Donnie hasn’t yet invested in.
    George Washington01’s senate ratified treaty of Tripoli signed into U.S. law by Adams02.

  2. fahvel February 17th, 2017 at 03:25

    if this article is still in effect, how does the usa explain the psychoses it seems to be being buried by? your constitution says the lump has violated section – nothing done – someone explain the value of an arbitrary constitution.

    • Mike February 17th, 2017 at 07:25

      Laws are either enforced or not by the party in power. Republicans are in charge and have decided these charges don’t warrant an investigation let alone an indictment.
      But Hillary’s emails are a different story

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