Source: Huffington Post
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to allow the Trump administration the chance to submit a new round of court filings supporting the president’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations, one day after a new ruling declared the restrictions are incompatible with federal law.
The high court was already weighing whether to grant an emergency appeal over a sweeping May ruling in a Maryland case that concluded President Donald Trump’s executive order was unconstitutional for singling out Muslims.
But on Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit went in a more modest direction, and instead said that Trump exceeded his statutory authority in declaring that a wholesale ban on foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen was “detrimental” to national security.
“The Order makes no finding that nationality alone renders entry of this broad class of individuals a heightened security risk to the United States,” said the 9th Circuit’s three-judge panel in a unanimous ruling.