Saturday, February 11, 2017
Trump Will Not Appeal Travel Ban Ruling To Supreme Court, Priebus Denies
At Zero Hedge by Tyler Durden --
In the latest moment of confusion for the new administration, chief of staff Reince Priebus said the administration was still considering an appeal to the Supreme Court after a lower court soundly rejected its request to reinstate the order. Priebus's statement came one hour after a White House official said it was not planning to challenge the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking the ban, while Trump himself has said a new order on security could come next week.
Priebus told The Washington Post that "every single court option is on the table, including an appeal of the Ninth Circuit decision on the TRO to the Supreme Court.
What a difference a day makes.
Less than 24 hours after an angry Trump tweeted "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!" in the aftermath of yesterday's adverse Appeals Court ruling..... the President has changed his mind and has decided not to see anyone in court - if only for the time being - because according to Reuters, his administration is not currently planning to appeal the temporary hold on his travel ban to the Supreme Court, a White House official said Friday according to multiple media sources.
The official noted, however, that the White House said it will forge ahead on the broader battle against a lawsuit challenging the executive order, if out of court.
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