US President Donald Trump’s administration has asked its apex Court to take the issue of ban again on travelers from Muslim-majority nations by filing 2 emergency applications with 9 high court justices of United States of America, to block 2 lower court rulings which were against Trump’s 6 March 2017 order barring entry for people. The ban is sought to be imposed on 6 Muslim-majority nations. The people are banned entry for 90 days.
Six Muslim-majority nations from people were banned entry are from:
- Syria and
The administration also filed a separate appeal case which came into light after the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals on 25th May 2017 upheld a Maryland judge’s ruling blocking the order.
Sarah Isgur Flores, Justice Department spokeswoman, said that they had asked the US Supreme Court to hear that important case and were confident that President Trump’s executive order was well within the lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect United States communities from terrorism.
At least 5 votes are required on the 9 judge bench in order to grant a stay and if the government’s request is granted, the ban would go into effect.
The March ban was Donald Trump’s was 2nd effort to implement travel restrictions on people from several Muslim-majority countries through an executive order while 27 January 2017 was the first such act. The order intended to outdo the legal issues, which were posed by the original ban, but the judges blocked it before it could go into effect on 16 March 2017.