Judge Nap: SCOTUS Decision on Travel Ban Is 'Substantial Political Victory' for Trump
The Supreme Court on Monday set a hearing on the Trump administration's controversial travel ban for October. In the meantime, the executive order will largely go into effect.
Judge Andrew Napolitano joined Shannon Bream and Bill Hemmer on "America's Newsroom" today to react to the "substantial political victory" for President Donald Trump.
"Between today and when the Supreme Court rules, the president's travel ban will stay in effect," Napolitano explained. "And all court rulings that have interfered with that travel ban are null and void as of today."
He said the one exception is if an immigrant from any one of the six Muslim-majority countries articulated by the president in the travel ban - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - has a legal relationship with a person, school, business or other entity in the U.S., they will not be banned.
"All other persons from those six countries will be subject to the travel ban," Napolitano said.
He said that when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the Sixth Circuit and Fourth Circuit's rulings against the travel ban, it will also hear oral arguments on broader constitutional issues over executive authority on immigration policy.
He said the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of the travel ban means that they are giving the president the benefit of the doubt that this is a national security issue, and they are giving him the tools to keep the country safe.
"To that extent, Donald Trump did the right thing and should be very happy at this moment at what the Supreme Court has told him."
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