Trump travel ban upheld but previous block rulings remain

Trump travel ban upheld but previous block rulings remain

Hawaii's attorney general says new USA government rules prohibiting the use of laptops and other electronic gadgets on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations prove that President Donald Trump's control of immigration and national security isn't hampered by the state's lawsuit over his travel ban.

In a lawsuit brought by Hawaii, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson issued a temporary restraining order against the travel ban, suspending it from taking effect nationwide for 14 days.

The losses forced Trump to significantly revise his initial executive order.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said: "We're confident that the president's fully lawful and necessary action will ultimately be allowed to move forward through the rest of the court systems".

US District Judge Anthony Trenga, in a 32-page opinion, found that the plaintiffs in the case - Linda Sarsour v. Donald Trump - were not likely to succeed in their challenge to the March 6 executive order barring travel from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and temporarily halting the refugee program. "And while the President and his advisers have continued to make statements following the issuance of EO-1 (the first executive order) that have characterized or anticipated the nature of EO-2 (the revised ban) the court can not conclude for the purposes of the motion that these statements, together with the President's past statements, have effectively disqualified him from exercising his lawful presidential authority".

Gadeir Abbas, an attorney for the plaintiffs, pointed to Trump's remarks at a rally in Nashville, Tennessee, saying they showed the president's real motive is a bias against Islam. It also spells out the administration's justification for the ban and does not seek cancellation of existing visas, as the original order did.

Packers reunite with CB Davon House on one-year deal
The Green Bay Packers announced that they're re-signed LB Jayrone Elliott on Tuesday. "For me, I'm just going to take it a day at a time".

As the Times notes, Trenga's ruling has no immediate impact on the ban because it was already put on hold by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland, but it does give government lawyers a hail mary pass as they argue the case in court. But it gives ammunition to government lawyers arguing for the ban across several US courts where cases against it are pending.

He rejected the notion that the immigration ban was in any way a discriminatory religious test.

"Thankfully, this decision does not alter the injunctions that are already preventing the implementation of the Trump administration's illegal executive order".

Instead, Trenga wrote, the legal question is whether the travel ban "falls within the bounds of the president's statutory authority or whether the president has exercised that authority in violation of constitutional restraints".

The Trump administration will likely find some ammunition for its appeal in Trenga's ruling.

For more news, visit Bloomberg.

Related Articles

  • Putin: Russia won't interfere in French elections

    Putin: Russia won't interfere in French elections

    Also read: Does Russia need the support of Marine Le Pen? "His foreign policy will be based on this", Kasyanov said. Russian Federation and France should unite to fight global terrorism, she added.

    Five new features from Android O that we're excited about

    The picture-on-picture mode that Google has planned would be bringing the multitasking aspect of most Android devices to the fore. Last Tuesday, Google finally released a developer preview of their next mobile operating system, now known only as Android O .

    Sears, Kmart says future in 'substantial doubt' as 108 stores close

    Continued operating losses also could restrict access to new funds under its domestic credit agreement, according to the filing. The company is also considering selling some of its businesses, such as the Kenmore appliances and DieHard auto battery brands.
  • Duchess of Cambridge Dons Chanel during Paris Visit

    They toured the Impressionists Gallery at the Musee d'Orsay before watching a rugby match between France and Wales. The Duke and Duchess were greeted at the Élysée Palace by French President François Hollande.
    Recreational marijuana use in IL ?

    Recreational marijuana use in IL ?

    Bruce Rauner would consider signing either piece of legislation, spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said the two bills were under review. Both bills call for taxing marijuana at $50 per ounce, wholesale level, plus the standard IL sales tax rate.

    "This is so weird"- Rihanna reacts over Bates Motel debut

    If you're watching it but you're not watching it the way Rihanna is, you're fucking up. Norman says, "This isn't really working for me" in so many words.
  • Trump Administration Clears Keystone XL Pipeline

    TransCanada , the company that first applied for a presidential permit in 2008, called the decision a "significant milestone". President Barack Obama denied TransCanada's request for a permit to cross the border, citing environmental concerns.

    State Dept orders stricter screening for visa applicants

    The four memos were sent to American diplomatic missions over the past two weeks, with the most recent issued on March 17th. The cables also demonstrate the administrative and logistical hurdles the White House faces in executing its vision.
    'PizzaGate' Shooter Pleads Guilty In Conspiracy-Fueled Attack On DC Restaurant

    'PizzaGate' Shooter Pleads Guilty In Conspiracy-Fueled Attack On DC Restaurant

    Welch gave himself up to police after he did not find any evidence that the online theories were true. Welch says he was "self-investigating" false Internet rumors of a pedophile ring at the pizzeria.
  • Bulgarian nationalists block Turkish border to bar 'electoral tourism'

    Bulgarian President Rumen Radev later responded by saying his country would not accept democracy lessons from Turkey. The comments were in response to increasing Bulgarian concerns about Turkish interference in the March 26 election .

    Major Indian airlines ban MP who beat official

    The Shiv Sena party is a junior coalition partner in the Maharashtra state government, which is ruled by India's governing BJP. The Shiv Sena's S Raut said: "A mistake was made, violence was used, we will see who was responsible for that".
    Yankees' Didi Gregorius to miss six weeks with shoulder injury

    Yankees' Didi Gregorius to miss six weeks with shoulder injury

    Torres hit.448 (13 for 29) with two home runs, nine RBIs, eight runs, six doubles, one triple and a 1.400 OPS in 19 games. Tyler Wade and Ronald Torreyes are candidates to replace Gregorius at shortstop for the Yankees.