The Supreme Court won’t hear official arguments on the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban until October 10, but this is still a significant victory.
On Tuesday, Justices “agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October.”
A panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district judge’s order that would have allowed refugees to enter the United States if a resettlement agency in the U.S. had agreed to take them in.
The administration objected, saying the relationship between refugees and resettlement agencies shouldn’t count. The high court’s unsigned, one-sentence order agreed with the administration, at least for now.
Key words being at least for now. October 10. That’s when the real test will begin.
h/t The Daily Mail