Kellyanne Conway's Husband Says Trump Tweets Hurting Legal Case

Kellyanne Conway's Husband Says Trump Tweets Hurting Legal Case

Kellyanne Conway's Husband Says Trump Tweets Hurting Legal Case

The entire Travel Ban argument was reignited after Saturday's horrific terror attack near London Bridge which left seven people dead and 48 injured.

If anything, I suspect that Trump's tweets have stiffened the spine of the judiciary, including members of the Supreme Court.

The Republican president has said his proposed ban, a centre-piece of his 2016 presidential campaign, is necessary to protect Americans from terrorist attacks.

Judges in the cases have pointed to Trump's words on the campaign trail, as well as remarks by associates, calling for a ban of Muslims entering the United States to show that his intention was discrimination against Muslims, rather than a legitimate exercise of his presidential powers.

If the Supreme Court takes up the case, it will focus like a laser on whether to pay attention to what the President has said about the travel ban.

The states maintained US law contained many examples where the government applied immigration policies to certain groups differently and the president was well within his right to issue the order, The Washington Times reported Tuesday. The original order, which was signed at the end of his first week in office, was hastily unveiled without significant input from top Trump national security advisers or the agencies tasked with implementing the order. And the need for this executive order is very clear.

After that order was struck down by the courts, the administration made a decision to write a second directive rather than appeal the initial ban to the Supreme Court.

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Yet the president on Monday said the order was exactly that. It's not a travel ban, ' Spicer said at the time. They also note the government had not ask the Supreme Court to intervene earlier, when lower courts denied emergency applications seeking to lift the injunctions against the travel curbs.

George Conway recently withdrew himself from consideration for the head of the Justice Department's civil division, citing family concerns.

On Friday, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's own appointee, addressed an audience at Harvard and celebrated the fact that "the government can lose in its own courts and accept the judgment of those courts".

"It's kinda odd to have the defendant in Hawaii vs Trump acting as our co-counsel". Monday's tweets reaffirmed his preference for the "original Travel Ban", which provided privileged treatment for Christians over Muslims, among other things. Best guess is that this is a pre-emptive strike because Trump can count to five and realizes he doesn't have the votes needed on the court. Katyal said in a tweeted response to Trump's posts on Monday.

Trump begrudgingly scaled back the order by removing Iraq from the list and making the Syria refugee ban only temporary, but that order was blocked by the courts, too, who stated that his order was "rooted in religious animus and meant to bar Muslims from this country". If there's new procedures put in place, put those procedures in place.

Late last week, Justice Department lawyers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.

Last week, the administration rolled out new policies for some people seeking United States visas who are deemed subject to greater scrutiny.

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