The Supreme Court sides with Trump again on his travel bans, this time on the third version that’s currently being challenged in the courts:
Supreme Court permits full enforcement of Trump travel ban https://t.co/ZCwe3oy1mG— Fox News Alert (@foxnewsalert) December 4, 2017
Breaking News: The Supreme Court let the third version of President Trump's travel ban take effect as challenges proceed https://t.co/uIKxwj8eul— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 4, 2017
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges against it continue. The decision was a victory for the administration after its mixed success before the court over the summer, when justices considered and eventually dismissed disputes over the second version.
The court’s brief, unsigned order on Monday urged appeals courts to move swiftly to determine whether the latest ban was lawful. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have denied the administration’s request to allow the latest ban to go into effect.
The third and newest version of the ban, issued by President Trump in a proclamation in September, imposed restrictions on citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. In a pair of filings in the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco said Mr. Trump had acted under his broad constitutional and statutory to control immigration.
Mr. Francisco wrote that the process leading to the September proclamation was more deliberate than those that had led to earlier bans, issued in January and March. Those earlier orders were temporary measures, he wrote, while the proclamation was the product of extensive study and deliberation.
If this is any indication, the challenges to Trump’s latest travel ban will fail once it hits the top court.