US Supreme Court backs Donald Trump's 'Muslim travel ban'

US Supreme Court Backs Trump 'Muslim Travel Ban'

US Supreme Court Backs Trump 'Muslim Travel Ban'

Seven of nine justices approved the President's request to lift two injunctions on the ban imposed by lower courts, which had partially halted the policy.

Law Professor Paul Horwitz, who supports some of TrumpLaw to achieve a desired result, and says he could be persuaded to support all of it, defines it as "about lower courts developing a form of what some critics call 'TrumpLaw, ' law responding to and designed especially for the Trump administration" and "may be seen as a radical departure from existing law and in effect a lawless set of actions". The Republican president has said the travel ban is needed to protect the United States from terrorism by Islamic militants.

Trump had promised as a candidate to impose "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States".

Just last week, Trump retweeted three videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right British political party.

International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump is brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, National Immigration Law Center, and International Refugee Assistance Project at the Urban Justice Center on behalf of HIAS, IRAP, the Middle East Studies Association, the Yemeni American Merchants Association, the Arab American Association of New York, and numerous individual plaintiffs. "We continue to stand for freedom, equality, and for those who are unfairly being separated from their loved ones". Now even these people will be barred.

Saleh's recent defection from the rebel camp and now his death shattered the alliance that had helped the Iranian-backed rebels, known as Houthis, rise to power in 2014 - giving the government and the Saudi coalition supporting it with airstrikes hope for a turning point in a stalemated war that has brought humanitarian disaster. Both courts are due to hear arguments in those cases this week.

The Supreme Court's decision places the rulings from the lower courts on hold.

Quick resolution by appellate courts would allow the Supreme Court to hear and decide the issue this term, by the end of June. In one, the president again denied directing former FBI boss James Comey to stop investigating Mr Flynn.

Modified after failed versions that had sought to exclude people from six Muslim-majority nations, the temporary ban covers people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad, with North Koreans and certain government officials from Venezuela added to the current version. The Supreme Court urged the appeals courts to issue swift rulings. "We will be arguing Friday in the Fourth Circuit that the ban should ultimately be struck down".

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