Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:02 AM

SCOTUS to Lower Courts, Knock it off on the Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court appears somewhat irritated with federal courts that have repeatedly barred the Trump administration from enforcing immigration policies halting the entry of certain classes of migrants and refugees.

The high court’s latest orders sent three clear signals to lower courts, all of which are positive signs for President Donald Trump.

First, the Supreme Court is quite clearly expressing its view that the government will prevail on the merits of this dispute. The Court would not grant an application with these facts if a majority of the justices did not believe the administration will ultimately be vindicated. As such, the orders appear to be a signal to the 4th and 9th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, two venues currently adjudicating travel ban challenges — proceed prudently, and with sufficient respect for the presumption that the administration is acting in good faith.

Secondly, the Court, for the most part, spoke as an institution. The order was forthright and terse, suggesting the Court sees little ambiguity in this case. The sober style means to communicate decisiveness, competence and the sense that the Court is conducting its business without dramatics, unlike the rest of the government. What’s more, just two of the nine justices registered their dissent. Given these facts, it appears the justices are doing their best to speak as a Court and not as an amalgamation of nine separate jurists.

Third, the order instructs the 4th and 9th Circuits to “render decision with appropriate dispatch.” This language is highly unusual in a Supreme Court order. It seems to suggest that the justices plan to take the case themselves, and dispose of it as quickly as possible. Timing is especially relevant here. The Court’s current term ends in June, leaving just six months from this writing for briefing, argument, and deliberation.

All told, the coalition of civil rights groups and Democratic attorneys general fighting the latest iteration of Trump’s travel restrictions would seem to have trouble ahead of them.

The 9th Circuit will hear a travel ban challenge Wednesday, and the 4th Circuit will hear a second challenge Friday. Decisions are expected before the end of the year.


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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:37 AM

1. Where's that smarmy-for-no-reason fake lawyer at?


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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:46 AM

2. SCOTUS is clearly unhappy with shopping for Social Justice inclined, low level Judges.

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Response to Dumper (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:04 AM

3. And their Sweeping PERMANENT Bans!

I didn’t realize Americans were ruled by unaccountable Black Robed Philosopher Kings with more Power than the Government

They told us 3 Equal branches of Government

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