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Friday, June 2, 2017

SCOTUS may rule on travel ban within days

The Supreme Court could rule on whether to lift a temporary stay on President Trump's revised executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries. 

Due to the fact that the countries in question are mainly Muslim, the fact that all six have historically been a spawning ground for terrorists has no bearing on liberal judges. For the left, it is a religious issue and just because Barack Obama chose the same countries as Trump did for more vetting of its citizens, is not the same thing. 

It's Trump so it has to be racist.

The immigration issue has become a test of presidential power over judicial power, especially with immigration. 

The question of whether Trump's proposed ban violates the First Amendment Religion Clauses, and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as the ban on nationality discrimination regarding the issuance of migrant visas is what's at stake in the law.

The Department of Justice filed a ruling request Thursday, asking that federal policy be enforced while the larger issues are litigated.

Executive Order 13769, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" was ruled against by a majority of the 4th Circuit federal appeals court. The court cited then-candidate Trump's campaign statements proposing a ban "preventing Muslim immigration."

An example of how President Trump needs to wait to know what he's talking about and the consequences of his words, before he speaks.

But a candidate's words should have no legal bearing in the courts because candidates will say anything they need to say to get elected. 

We don't know how long it will take before the Supreme Court would issue its final ruling, but many believe it will find in favor of the President. However, justices have the discretion to wait until the proverbial cows come home to decide the broader merits of the case. 

The Supreme Court will issue an order in the meantime on whether the ban can be temporarily enforced. The federal government has asked the high court to permit the order to go into effect immediately and proposed that oral arguments be held in October.

The Trump administration frames the issue as a temporary solution for national security. An alliance of groups opposed to the order called it blatant religious discrimination, since the six countries involved have majority Muslim populations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The governments of these countries refuse to, or cannot provide us with sufficient vetting information on proposed immigrants, proving once again, that leftists are more concerned about opposing this president than care for the safety of the country. They would rather see Trump fail than see America win.