(National Sentinel) Judicial Branch: The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court continued its reputation as being the most overturned of all federal court districts when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this week to indefinitely lift the lower court’s stay of President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban.
As reported by The Hill, the high court on Tuesday agreed to eliminate restrictions placed on Trump’s travel ban aimed at visitors from six countries known to harbor terrorists until further notice, giving the power back to the Executive Branch that no federal court ever had the authority to take.
The website noted further:
The court granted the government’s request to block a federal appeals court ruling that said the administration cannot ban refugees who have formal assurances from resettlement agencies or are in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
The temporary stay was issued on Monday by Justice Anthony Kennedy and was subject to a response from the state of Hawaii, which has sued the Trump administration over the ban. That response did not come by a mid-Tuesday deadline. Later that same day, Kennedy issued a one-page order that blocks the Ninth Circuit’s politically motivated ruling against Trump indefinitely.
Earlier this year two federal appeals courts stacked with Left-wing judges appointed by President Obama blocked substantial portions of a pair of travel bans issued shortly after Trump took office in January.
Next up: The Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases that have since been combined that challenge the legality of the travel ban on Oct. 10. If the high court follows the Constitution and letter of the law like it is supposed to do (and like the Ninth Circuit’s judicial activist judges should have done), the cause ought to be a slam-dunk for the White House.
Why? Because the law governing Trump’s actions couldn’t be clearer and, since it was passed by Congress in proper constitutional manner, there should be nothing states or lower federal courts can do to impede the president.
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 [emphasis added].” (Related: Trump getting slammed for calling EO a “travel ban,” but the law makes clear that’s exactly what it is.)
There is no ambiguity in that language. In fact, as federal statutes go, that’s about as plain as it gets.
This story originally appeared at Trump.news.
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