(National Sentinel) Judiciary: As expected, the Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse lower courts’ rulings against the president’s temporary travel bans.
As reported by Reuters, the administration will argue that President Donald J. Trump has statutory authority to impose such bans, which in this case is a 90-ban on travel to the U.S. from countries deemed terrorist threats.
Left-leaning federal judges on lower courts have blocked two executive orders implementing the travel ban on the spurious legal argument that because Trump discussed “banning Muslims” on the campaign trail, somehow that disqualifies him from being able to issue travel bans that he deems necessary for national security.
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 U.S. government implements stricter visa screening.
The move comes after the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on May 25 upheld a Maryland judge’s ruling blocking the order.
The administration also filed a separate appeal in that case.
“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,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the idiot brigade at the far-Left ACLU sent out a tweet indicating the organization’s complete disregard for Americans’ safety:
“We’ve beat this hateful ban and are ready to do it again.”
We’ll see. The statute is very clear:
Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
You might notice that the statute says nothing about “campaign rhetoric” being a disqualifying factor.