Donald J. Trump, President of the United States vs. The State of Hawaii, Dockett No. 17-965 —
Today SCOTUS will hear President Trump’s Travel Ban on six predominantly Muslim countries (Libya, Chad, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia) goes to the Supreme Court where it hopes to fare better here than it has in the lower courts.
The Trump administration (Petitioner) is arguing that Donald J. Trump, President of the United States has the authority to ban countries from immigrating to the United States as a matter of national security under 8 U.S. Code § 1182. It is not a first and is only controversial because of the man behind the executive order. The State of Hawaii (Respondent) is arguing that because of President Trump’s history and nature of his administration, the executive order is colored in discrimination and bigotry. As a result, it is an overstep of his Presidential powers.
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- The Washington Post Supreme Court’s conservative justices appear to back Trump’s authority for travel ban
- Reuters Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Trump’s travel ban
- CNN The big legal issue buried in the travel ban case
- Politico Supreme Court appears split on Trump’s travel ban
A reminder that oral arguments were heard today, and it is unlikely that we will hear the Court’s decision today.