Donald Trump will not appeal travel ban suit to the Supreme Court, will issue new orders next week
It is now being reported in this story that Donald Trump will not appeal the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal decision which upheld the temporary restraining order on the President’s travel ban. Here is more:
The Trump administration is not currently planning to appeal a temporary hold on his travel ban to the Supreme Court, a White House official said Friday.
But the White House said it will forge ahead on the broader battle against a lawsuit challenging the executive order.
The administration plans to continue its defense of the order on the merits, which is playing out in a Seattle-based federal district court, the official said.
Donald Trump has apparently decided to defend the travel ban in the Seattle court case instead. With the Supreme Court likely to tie on the issue 4-4 the restraining order would have remained in place while the lawsuit played out anyway so this seems like the proper way to go–why waste more time on a battle which does not seem to be winnable?
Donald Trump also announced today that he would be issuing new orders next week on national security, here is more on that:
“We are going to keep our country safe. We are going to do whatever is necessary to keep our country safe. We had a decision which we think we will be very successful with. It shouldn’t have taken this much time because safety is a primary reason, one of the reasons I’m standing here today, the security of our country, the voters felt that I would give it the best security. So we’ll be doing something very rapidly, having to do with additional security for our country. You’ll be seeing that sometime next week. In addition, we will continue to go through the court process, and ultimately I have no doubt that we’ll win that particular case.”
Now that Jeff Sessions has finally been confirmed as the Attorney General after the obstructionist Democrats failed to stop him perhaps these orders will be better crafted and much harder to challenge on a legal basis.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium