Friday, May 26, 2017

Sessions to take travel ban fight to Supreme Court




From WExaminer   Ryan Lovelace

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will petition the Supreme Court to review the legality of President Trump's travel ban.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday to keep the block of Trump's travel ban, enacted via a second executive order. Sessions said the second executive order is "well within [Trump's] lawful authority" to keep the country safe.

"The Department of Justice strongly disagrees with the decision of the divided court, which blocks the president's efforts to strengthen this country's national security," Sessions said in a statement reacting to the appeals court's ruling.

"This Department of Justice will continue to vigorously defend the power and duty of the executive branch to protect the people of this country from danger, and will seek review of this case in the U.S. Supreme Court."

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