TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 2, 2017
The Justice Department asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries, the ABA Journal reports. The DOJ submitted a cert petition asking the Court to reverse a decision from last week by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that said the Trump administration’s second attempt at a travel ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.” The government argues that the ban should not be invalidated based on “speculation about officials’ subjective motivations drawn from campaign-trail statements by a political candidate.”