Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban against Muslims
The White House has asked the US supreme court to allow his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries to be reinstated after it was blocked by lower courts that found it discriminatory.
The White House has asked the Supreme Court of the United States to reinstate a travel ban on the entry of refugees and citizens from six Muslim majority countries, according to local media reports on Thursday night.
Trump's first travel ban, announced on Jan 27, was uphold by Justice for being considered discriminatory. A second amended travel ban, which found the same resistance, was again upheld by a judge in Maryland. The first executive order sought to ban people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days and to bar all refugees for 120 days.
Yesterday, attorneys of the Donald Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to repeal an order by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on May 25 that upheld the ruling by a federal judge in Maryland.
Apparently, Trump is asking the justices to make their decision on whether to hear the appeal before leaving for their three-month recess at the end of June, as reported in Bloomberg. Written briefs could be submitted before the court begins its next term in October, the government said.
The US Department of Justice also asked the Supreme Court, composed of five Conservatives and four Progressives, to lift the stay on the travel ban imposed by a federal judge in Hawaii.
"Trump's travel ban is a test for the US supreme court," said Amir H Ali, Supreme Court and appellate attorney at the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, a national civil rights law firm, as reported in The Guardian.