The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court has ruled against the Trump administration’s own reading of their own travel ban! Huh?
JUST IN: U.S. appeals court rules against President Donald Trump over scope of travel ban: court ruling pic.twitter.com/Byr2Gw2g6a
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 7, 2017
The court of appeals has just sided with Hawaii (and constitutional freedoms everywhere) against trump.
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) September 7, 2017
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Thursday that the Trump administration’s travel ban could not deny grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended family members an exemption to travel into the United States.
The panel upheld a district court judge’s preliminary injunction, ruling that President Trump’s executive order on travel had too narrow a view of exceptions to rules the Supreme Court made back in June.
The Supreme Court said in June that the Trump administration could enforce the ban against foreign nationals, but not those with a “bona fide” relationship or entity in the U.S.
“We affirm the district court’s order modifying the preliminary injunction,” the three-judge panel’s ruling read.
The ruling is really odd – the administration wrote the travel ban, wouldn’t they know what they meant by it?
This may be short-lived however – the Supreme Court has hinted that they will likely approve the travel ban in October when they take up the case.