The administration asks the justices for clarity on their travel ban ruling
DONALD TRUMP’S travel ban has taken another turn on its dizzying trip through America’s federal courts. The latest row does not involve the ban itself—a revised executive order Mr Trump issued on March 6th freezing travel from six predominantly Muslim countries and pausing America’s refugee programme. It focuses on the fallout from a compromise Supreme Court ruling regarding Mr Trump’s ban—and suggests that the administration’s decision to keep pressing the fight has more to do with raw power than with protecting America from threats to its national security.
The dispute focuses on what the Supreme Court meant when, on June 26th, it permitted Mr Trump’s order to be implemented only “with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”. People living abroad “who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”, the justices wrote, could not be categorically excluded from entering the country. In light of…Continue reading