The Supreme Court has just confirmed four of the five vacancies on the Court of Appeals that had been in limbo since President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The court also agreed to review a second ruling from the Supreme to keep in place the Trump administration’s travel ban.
But the court’s decision to hear arguments over a third decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in Hawaii will not affect the ruling by the full court on the Supreme’s travel ruling.
The 4-3 decision from the 9/11 panel is expected in the next few days.
The Supreme Court ruled Friday that a federal judge in Hawaii had correctly ruled against the administration of President Donald J. Trump’s executive order restricting entry to the United States from several predominantly Muslim countries.
The 9th Circuit ruled in July that the president’s travel order was unconstitutional.
The justices said in their unanimous ruling that the 9-0 majority in the Hawaii 9th Cir.
appeals court had correctly applied the Constitution’s “clear, rational, and appropriate” requirement of a “clear and convincing” showing that the executive order violates the Constitution.
The majority opinion in the 9,000-page 9th is by Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Elena Kagan, two of the most conservative justices on the court.
Sotomayors opinion says the executive action violated the 14th Amendment, which prohibits the federal government from discriminating against a person on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, ancestry, or political affiliation.
The appeals court has already agreed that the order violates that clause, but that ruling has been left open to further review by the Supreme.
The 9th court’s ruling will have an immediate impact on Trump’s administration and his ability to implement his travel ban, which was blocked by the courts and was temporarily blocked by a federal appeals court.
The president has said the ban is needed to keep the country safe and keep people safe from terrorism.
Trump tweeted after the ruling that “the Supreme Court is wrong on one of the biggest cases of our lifetime.
They ruled 9-3 in favor of President Obama.
He must stay.”
The court’s majority said in a statement after the 9am ruling that it “applauded the fact that the appeals court found that President Trump’s order violated the Constitution, but not the Constitutionality of the Executive Order.”
It added: “The court has held that the Executive Branch cannot impose a blanket ban on the travel of all aliens to the U. S. that Congress has chosen not to impose.”
The ruling by Justice Sotomays opinion in Hawaii comes a week after the Supreme struck down parts of Trump’s travel and immigration order, which barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U!
for 90 days.