Monday, June 26, 2017
Trump Said He Would Win On Travel Ban
TRUMP WINS: Supreme Court Tosses Most Injunctions Against Travel Ban
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday morning that it would grant petitions for certiorari and grant stay applications in part on President Trump’s travel bans. For those unversed in Supreme Court-speak, this means that the Court upheld parts of the travel ban — or at least reserved those questions for later — while leaving some of the lower courts’ hold on enforcement of the travel ban in place.
More specifically, the Court consolidated the various cases on the travel ban for
hearing in October. Meanwhile, the court relieved the temporary injunctions from
the lower courts regarding people attempting to enter the country who “lack any
bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” Other
injunctions, however, were left in place by the Court. Effectively, this means that
the Court tossed the cases brought by universities attempting to claim that
foreign nationals who might want to enter the United States must be allowed
to do so, but left in place specific injunctions against preventing importation of
relatives of American citizens from abroad.
This means that the broad-based travel ban injunction pressed by various courts
was largely set aside; Trump’s travel ban has been vindicated in the main, since
the vast majority of those seeking to enter the country have no specific
relationship with an American citizen who has standing to sue — even though
such standing itself is tenuous at best.