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Politics Trump administration to appeal travel ban ruling to Supreme Court

22:00  14 july  2017
22:00  14 july  2017 Source:   reuters.com

Ruling Expected Any Day Now on Limits to Travel Ban

  Ruling Expected Any Day Now on Limits to Travel Ban A federal judge is expected to rule soon on an emergency motion to broaden the scope of exceptions to President Trump's executive order on travel.A federal judge is expected to rule soon on an emergency motion to broaden the scope of exceptions to President Trump's executive order on travel.

JUST WATCHED. Travel ban to head to Supreme Court . In its filings, the administration asked the nine justices to consider the legality of President Donald Trump 's executive order, a move that appeals a ruling by the 4th Circuit that upheld a nationwide halt to the ban .

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday that the Justice Department will ask the Supreme Court to block a judge's ruling that prevented President Donald Trump 's travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Trump administration will return to the Supreme Court to © Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Trump administration will return to the Supreme Court to "vindicate the rule of law." The Trump administration will appeal to the Supreme Court to block a U.S. district judge's ruling on President Donald Trump's temporary travel and refugee ban, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu said the ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries cannot stop grandparents and other relatives of U.S. citizens from entering the country, and also opened the door for more refugees to enter.

"The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the Executive Branch's duty to protect the nation," Sessions said in a statement.

Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; editing by Toni Reinhold

Justices urged to reject Trump plea to tighten travel ban .
Opponents of President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to leave in place a federal judge's order that would relax restrictions on entry into the United States. The lead challengers say in a high court filing Tuesday that the administration's argument in favor of a broader travel ban that excludes grandparents and grandchildren is "nonsense." Up to 24,000 refugees could be affected by the Supreme Court's decision.

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