President Trump takes travel ban battle to US Supreme Court – and Twitter
In a series of tweets on 5th June, US President Donald Trump seemed to express frustration with his own lawyers’ efforts to push forward with a revised version of a plan that seeks to temporarily ban travelers and refugees from certain majority Muslim countries, and said the lawyers “should have stayed with the original travel ban.”
On 1st June, the US Department of Justice asked the US Supreme Court to overturn decisions by lower courts blocking the travel ban. The Justice Department is seeking a way to implement the president’s troubled executive order, which the other lower courts have blocked saying it unfairly targets Muslims, despite a revision – one that the president criticised as ‘watered down’ on Twitter.
The Supreme Court of the United States has given opponents of the travel ban until 12th June to respond to the government’s request to allow immediate implementation of the executive order.
It’s hard to say what impact the president’s words – and tweets – will have on any decision by the high court, but he vented his frustrations against the courts calling them in tweets ‘slow and political’.Tags: Donald Trump, Muslim, President Donald Trump, President Trump, travel ban, trump, US