Friday, February 10, 2017

Appeals Court declines to reinstate Trump's ban

In a unanimous 3 to 0 ruling, the 9th Circuit Appeals Court has denied the Justice Department's appeal of Judge Robart's ruling that put President Trump's immigration ban on hold.   The next step is either:  (1)  the case goes back to Judge Robart's court for a hearing on the merits of the case;   or (2) the Department of Justice could ask for an expedited ruling on the stay from the Supreme Court.

However, it would require at least a 5 to 3 decision in Trump's favor for that to work, because a 4 to 4 tie would leave the appeals court decision in place.   So, it looks likely that the ban will probably not be reimposed any time soon.


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