According to a breaking news report from the Associated Press, a federal appeals court has denied the White House’s request to reinstate the nationwide travel ban on travelers and refugees from seven Muslim majority countries.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco instead asked both the state of Washington and the Trump administration early Sunday to file more arguments by Monday afternoon.
The Trump administration appealed a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily placed the ban on hold. The higher court’s denial of an immediate stay means legal battles over the ban will continue into the coming week at least.
Trump twitter meltdown to commence shortly. https://t.co/ye0WHlkYTw
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) February 5, 2017
In his argument, Acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco said that presidential authority is “largely immune from judicial control” regarding who can enter or stay in the United States.