Taking Up Trump Travel Ban, High Court Puts Injunctions on Ice
JUNE 26, 2017
Giving force to pieces of President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslim travel in the United States, the Supreme Court took up the controversial case Monday as its last act before summer recess.
Consolidating twin challenges against the executive order, the high court noted that the injunctions put in place against Trump’s so-called travel ban prevented the government from initiating enforcement of any of the challenged provisions.
In demanding a stay of those injunctions, the government cited the likelihood of irreparable harm.
The conservative-run Judicial Watch championed Monday’s ruling.
“This is a major blow to anti-Trump activist judges on the lower courts,” the group said in a statement. “And it is a big victory for our nation’s security, President Trump, and the rule of the law. In light of today’s strong ruling, the Trump administration should consider additional steps to keep terrorists out of the United States.”