Trump says travel ban ruling comes at 'dangerous time'

Trump says travel ban ruling comes at 'dangerous time'

For the first time since he was elected, President Donald Trump is set to attend the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, presenting a potentially awkward moment as the court weighs what to do about his contentious executive order that attempts to restrict U.S. entry by people from six Muslim-majority countries.

On Wednesday, the Trump administration modified the start date of the proposed travel ban executive order in an attempt to keep it alive, Reuters reported.

"Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show", the judges said, adding: "National security is not a "talismanic incantation" that, once invoked, can support any and all exercise of executive power".

Trump's planned drop-by for the official investiture of Justice Neil Gorsuch comes as the president's lawyers make nearly daily filings with the justices in an attempt to revive his ban on refugees and travelers from six mostly Muslim countries.

The court's action likely delayed any decision on administration requests for the ban to go into effect until at least next week. Meanwhile, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision June 12 in another challenge, also ruling against the travel ban.

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. The March ban was Trump's second effort to impose travel restrictions through an executive order. "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!"

Specifically, Trump is seeking review of recent Ninth and Fourth Circuit court opinions upholding injunctions on the enforcement of the travel ban arising out of district courts in Hawaii and Maryland, respectively. They also found that the president's order violated US immigration law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of nationality.

The justices of the US Supreme Court are accustomed to being cordial in the face of conflict. A Seattle judge blocked its enforcement nationwide in response to a lawsuit by Washington state - a decision that was unanimously upheld by a different three-judge 9th Circuit panel.

The judges pointed to a June 6 tweet by Trump saying the order was aimed at "dangerous countries". The second order was meant to overcome the legal issues posed by the original ban, but was blocked by judges before it could go into effect on March 16. "In fact, he called upon leaders in the Muslim world to join the United States in protecting religious freedom for all, including the freedom to be free from violence and terror", Sessions said. The 9th Circuit found that the president's order failed to "tie these nationals in any way to terrorist organizations within the six designated countries".

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