Trump administration asks Supreme Court to revive travel ban

According to the petition, the Supreme Court has also been asked to review the block placed on the travel ban by the lower courts and determine if the ban violates Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

He cited Trump's campaign rhetoric and statements made when he signed the executive orders and said courts had an obligation to look beyond their seemingly neutral language.

The administration filed emergency applications with the nine high court justices seeking to block two different lower court rulings that went against Trump's March 6 order barring entry for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the US government implements stricter visa screening.

The revised order appeared in the Federal Register on March 9 and was blocked by judges in Hawaii and Maryland.

On June 1, 2017, Trump asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the ban after it was blocked by a federal appeals court in Virginia.

But there were actually three (well, three and a half) parts to the Trump administration's request.

The government also filed an appeal of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, a slower path through the Supreme Court. The Court needs four justices to agree to hear that case, which it's pretty likely to get, but since the Court is about to recess for the summer, it probably wouldn't hear oral arguments until next fall, and will issue a ruling sometime after that.

The US Justice Department urged the Supreme Court to allow it to enforce the executive order now while the justices consider whether to hear the appeal. If five votes can not be reached, the application will be denied.

Here's the problem for the administration, though.

A circuit judge in Hawaii also ruled against the revised order.

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The West Coast injunction is much broader.

What is the administration formally asking the Supreme Court to do?

ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby said that the organization would continue to "monitor the situation closely with an eye toward any impact on our members' businesses, and will do everything possible to ensure member are kept up to date, able to serve their clients and prepare them for any disruptions that might occur". Opponents of the administration's whole approach in this area would undoubtedly head to court to oppose any proposed permanent vetting procedures - but that would be another ball of wax from a legal point of view.

The other reason is the calendar.

So far the travel ban has been litigated in courts dominated by Democratic-appointees. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the administration's appeal to lift the Hawaii injunction, but has not yet ruled.

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The Maryland case is the one that went through the 4th Circuit.

If the Justices do put the two judges' orders on hold, the government could immediately put the restrictions into full effect.

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, said the appeals court ruling should stand.

Mr Trump will need the support of five of the nine Supreme Court judges to reinstate the ban. However, this version was stopped before it was even implemented.

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