Friday, May 26, 2017

4th Circuit Rejects Trump Travel Ban

From Time:

Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals court ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."

 Citing the president's duty to protect the country from terrorism, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that the Justice Department will ask the high court to review the case, although he offered no timetable.

 You can access the article here. You can access the 205 page opinion here.

 The Ninth Circuit also has the travel ban on its docket; a federal judge in Hawaii invalidated the ban.


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If the conservative 4th Circuit (by a wide margin) invalidated the ban, I'd say the odds of the Ninth Circuit going the other way are close to nil. I don't see a circuit split arising any time soon; whether SCOTUS accepts cert may be a good barometer of whether it's likely to be an activist Court during the Trump Administration.

Posted by: Rick Bales | May 27, 2017 5:53:33 AM

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