Almost four months have come to pass since The Donald and his administration threatened to take that infamous travel ban all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. And finally it happened on Thursday night, when the White House asked the SCOTUS to “revive” the executive order put on hold by Obama appointees in lower courts, an order which temporarily bans travelers from six countries in the middle east, the biggest exporters of terrorism as per Barack Obama’s own assertion.
Since the respective countries are (to no-one’s surprise) Muslim majority nations, a huge wave of indignation from the left made activist judges in lower courts to block the respective travel ban because feelings, as in the “the travel ban was discriminatory towards Muslims”, an assertion based on Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric, of all things.
A Justice Department official released a statement on Thursday night, but let’s quote Sarah Isgur Flores:
“We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism,”
The ACLU twitted triumphantly in response that “we’ve beat” that “hateful” travel ban before, and now “we” are ready to beat it again. One may wonder how far gone these lefties really are, now with Judge Gorsuch in place, but let that go.
The 9 high court justices will be asked by the Trump administration to block 2 different lower court rulings that are halting the POTUS’ exec order on March 6th, which bars entry into the US for travelers from Libya, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen for ninety days, while the Federal Government works at implementing a stricter visa screening process. Among other things, the 9 judges will have to weigh on the issue of whether a so-called harsh campaign rhetoric can be used as evidence that the respective exec-order was intentionally aimed at discriminating Muslims or not.
If the administration’s emergency requests will be granted by the SCOTUS, the travel ban will go into effect immediately and another campaign promise will be fulfilled by The Donald.