The Trump administration appeal was denied today, but not necessarily permanently.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked for both sides to file legal briefs before the court makes its final decision after a federal judge halted the program on Friday.
What this means is that the ruling by US District Court Judge James Robart, who suspended the ban, will remain in place — for now.
The US Justice Department filed an appeal just after midnight Sunday, asking to pause Robart’s sweeping decision that temporarily halted enforcement of several key provisions of Trump’s executive order.
The order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen — from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely halts refugees from Syria.
We’ll find out more Monday after both sides file their legal briefs.
It’s beginning to seem very politicized. This may have to go to the Supreme Court which could present a problem for Trump as the Court is currently tied 4-4 ideologically.