The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide this fall the legality of the order.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A Alito Jr and Neil M Gorsuch, dissented from part of the court's opinion- they opted for a complete revival of the travel ban without the caveat on "bona fide" United States connections. That's because the new policy does not apply to people already in the US or with a valid visa at the time the ban takes effect, the administration has said.
The president casts the travel ban as critical to deterring possible terrorist attacks in the United States. That court also put a hold on separate aspects of the policy that would keep all refugees out of the United States for 120 days and cut by more than half, from 110,000 to 50,000, the cap on refugees in the current government spending year that ends September 30.
The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.
On one side is his age - a desire to spend more time with his grandchildren is driving any decision, and in many ways he has already established an enduring legacy on the court. The administration has three months to conduct its "executive review" of immigration policy and devise new guidelines. This week's court action is the main event.
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Mais Intesa déboursera 60 millions d'euros pour compenser les pertes de petits épargnants détenant des obligations subordonnées. Selon les experts, les établissements financiers détiendraient encore 360 milliards d'euros de créances douteuses.
Opponents of the travel ban had suggested, under certain circumstances, that the court could hear argument and issue a decision nearly immediately, before the justices leave town for the summer.
Oh, and also, to observe that "it would seem that Justice Kennedy is - and please excuse the language - a judicial prostitute, "selling" his vote as it were to four other justices in exchange for the high that comes from aggrandizement of power and influence, and the blandishments of the fawning media and legal academy".
Kennedy is the swing vote on the Supreme Court, meaning he is the closest to the middle on the political ideology spectrum. The court might be reluctant to pursue this option because the justices, not lower courts, typically are the final word when a federal law or presidential action is struck down. It was blocked by federal judges before going into effect on March 16 as planned. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle between liberal and conservative forces. Sources tell CBS News the White House and the other justices are in the dark about Kennedy's plans. As a comparison, Justice Elena Kagan resisted calls to step aside from the high court's consideration of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Rath has deep knowledge of the Supreme Court nominating process.
Both bans are now due to partly go into effect in 72 hours, based on a memorandum issued by the Trump administration on June 14. She quickly apologized for her remarks.
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