Not only will President Trump’s travel ban stay in effect, but the efforts of Hawaii to thwart the rulings of the Supreme Court have been slapped aside. A Federal judge has refused a clarification sought by Hawaii. The 4th and 9th circuit courts of appeal have had their activism stymied for the time being. With the Supreme Court now more balanced by conservatives, there is a good chance that the efforts to strip the President of his constitutional authorities have been set aside for a while. As long as there are activist judges, this fight will continue to prevent the enactment of laws by judges instead of the legislature. Read on for the rest of the story.
As Written by Josh Siegel for the Washington Examiner
A federal judge has denied Hawaii’s request to clarify the scope of the Supreme Court’s lifting of the blockade against President Trump’s travel ban.
The ruling Thursday evening by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson leaves in place the Trump administration’s rules regarding what classes of people to exempt from the travel ban.
Trump’s ban, implemented by a revised executive order, sought to prevent nationals from six Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen — from entering the U.S. for 90 days and some refugees from all countries for 120 days.
In agreeing to hear the travel ban litigation in its October term, the Supreme Court lifted holds on the executive order required by the 4th and 9th circuit courts of appeals.
Specifically, the high court allowed the Trump administration to block these travelers unless they have a “bona fide relationship with the U.S.” The Trump administration defined “bona fide relationship” to mean close family members only: parents, spouses, siblings, children, and engaged partners.
It would block entry of grandparents, grandchildren, aunts…….