Today yielded the next chapter on the Trump travel ban saga with the United State Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the halt to the effects of the executive action taken by President Donald Trump suspending any travel from 7 countries in the middle east and North Africa would continue. This means that travel from these countries will continue into the United States. President Trump Responded tweeting “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”, sending a very clear message that he intends to take the case to the highest court in the United States, the Supreme Court.
In press conferences this week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reiterated that the administration was still “very confident, because the law is crystal clear, the president has the authority to do this”. With the supreme court still one seat short of the total of nine judges that comprise it, there lies the possibility that the decision could be a 4 – 4 split which would result in the court of appeals decision seen today continue to be upheld.
Regardless of the eventual outcome of the supreme court’s ruling on if the President has the authority to pass the executive order, or if it, like has been stated by its critics, violates the United States Constitution, the travel ban will remain unenforced due to todays court ruling.
– Jack Comer-Hudson, Capital HardTalk