Monday, June 26, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court: Travel Ban Acceptable, Pending Review

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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While there are no authorities granted for the federal court system to strike down executive orders in the first place, nor is it expressly granted by the U.S. Constitution for the federal courts to "interpret" the Constitution and therefore decide if something is constitutional or not, with a potential consequence attached of striking down laws or executive orders should the court decide to, judicial review is believed by the establishment, and most of America, to be a constitutional action, and so absolutely acceptable.  While the court has no enforcement authority, they have become enforcers through their words.  We hear phrases, as a result, like the recent one by the Associated Press: "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."

"Letting"?  How can they "let" the Trump administration carry out its duty to execute the laws of the United States when they have no authority to enforce their "opinions" in the first place?

That all said, the Supreme Court's decision is being hailed as a victory for Donald Trump.  The U.S. Supreme Court basically said the "travel ban executive order" is fine, as long as it does not affect persons who already have a connection to the United States, but the ban is still subject to further review on October 2.

In response, the Trump administration has indicated the ban will go into force within 72 hours after the granting of it being okay by the courts, applying to six Muslim-majority countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Now, the Democrats will try to create chaos, or at least staged chaos, to make it look like it is a "mean" action.  Therefore, the Trump administration will need to be careful about how they apply the ban so that it is done smoothly, and is carried out in such a way that it anticipates the games the Democrats will play regarding it.

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