On Monday, the Supreme Court made a surprising decision. In a decision signed by the notoriously liberal Justice Kennedy, they lifted restrictions placed on President Trump's travel ban. Now, they've made a decision about whether they'll allow appeals court to interfere with the ban, reported CNN.
Their decision was no. The court of appeals was rejected. The Supreme Court granted the Trump Administration's request to continue to bar the entrance of people from certain Middle Eastern countries through the travel ban.
The court made the decision without comment. Their decision meant a "federal appeals court ruling from last week that would have exempted refugees who have a contractual commitment from resettlement organizations from the travel ban while the justices consider its legality. The ruling could impact roughly 24,000 people," explained CNN.
The travel ban bars certain people from the countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The scope of the travel ban has been debated by courts since the administration announced the ban last spring.
This latest order agrees with the justices decisions to allow President Trump's ban to impact all those who don't have a "bona fide" relationship with someone already in the united. The Supreme Court will decide on the ban permanently in October. This order could either be interpreted as giving hope to supporters of the ban, or it could just indicate that the justices are putting the decision off until October, but it may also simply reflect a desire on the part of the justices to maintain the status quo until the justices can hear the case next month.
"Although it may be tempting to see the order as a harbinger of how the court is likely to rule on the merits, it's better understood as a very modest procedural step to stabilize the full scope of the injunctions against the travel ban over the next four weeks," Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law, told CNN.
October 10th is the date scheduled for the case to receive a final decision.
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