August 29, 2017
By Steven Trader
Law360, New York (August 28, 2017, 7:07 PM EDT) — National security experts and policy and advocacy organizations from across the country have filed a flurry of support briefs mostly urging the U.S. Supreme Court to undo the block on the Trump administration’s travel ban for nationals of six predominantly Muslim countries, arguing lack of jurisdiction and bias alike.
Among 14 amicus briefs filed within the past two weeks, the Immigration Reform Law Institute threw its support behind the Trump administration in a document submitted back on Aug. 17, arguing that no statutory provision within the Immigration and Nationality Act — which the Ninth Circuit relied on to uphold a Hawaii federal court’s block of the March executive order — “breathes even the slightest hint” of a private right of action for the state of Hawaii to even challenge the temporary travel ban.
“The court in Honolulu inexplicably failed in its first duty, to determine jurisdiction,” IRLI Executive Director Dale Wilcox said in a statement accompanying the brief. “In its zeal to engage in a turf battle with a president whose election they certainly opposed, the radical Ninth Circuit then ignored this bedrock principle of American law.” … Read the full story by Steven Trader.
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