Supreme Court Backs Trump, Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge

(Kevin Daley, Daily Caller News Foundation)  The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban late Tuesday, concluding that the ban’s expiration in September effectively ended the controversy.

The development is a partial victory for the administration, which urged the high court to dismiss the case after the ban expired Sept. 24. Per the terms of the order, a ban on migrant entry from six countries with high instances of terror was applied for a 90-day period.

In an order issued just after 7:30 p.m., the justices remanded the case to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Richmond-based appeals court which upheld an injunction staying the order’s enforcement. The justices ordered the court to dismiss the case as moot, and directed the 4th Circuit to vacate its ruling finding the order unlawful.

RELATED: Liberal Fourth Circuit Upholds Stay on Trump Travel Ban

A legal rule called the Munsingwear doctrine requires the vacatur of all lower court rulings in a case that is mooted while awaiting Supreme Court review, with several exceptions. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the Court’s vacatur order, but agreed that the challenge should be dismissed.

The justices removed the case from their calendar in late September, after scheduling it for oral arguments Oct. 10 during the summer.

The justices did not dismiss a second travel ban challenge brought by Hawaii. Where the case arising from the 4th Circuit concerned only the 90-day travel ban, the Hawaii case also challenges the 120-day ban on refugee resettlement, which will not expire until later this year.

The travel ban was replaced by another proclamation is late September, assessing travel sanctions against eight countries that fail to comply with U.S. security standards. Legal challenges to the September proclamation could reach the high court in the coming months.

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  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    Make it a permanent muslim ban and it will be a good start. the muslims are an autocratic political system masquerading as a religion. Violent and intolerant to the point of killing those who do not conform we don’t want or need them here,

    • Jackalyn Morrison

      You are SOOO RIGHT

    • BatGuanna

      You are right on!

    • Brena

      I agree also. I think what ever country u were born in is the country u should always live in regardless. Because every country as we know has different laws, beliefs, to their way of doing things.That is born in their nature. Does anyone wonder why GOD put that gigantic ocean there? If they had never learned how to get here, we would not have all the killings of americans we have had. One of the commands is “THOU SHALL NOT KILL”….most of these people have been taught it’s ok. So they come here, see our way of life has different laws and regulations so they start killings over here.. but that is not our way of life. That is whY when they start this BS, they should be sent back immediately. There should be no excuses whatever. Sorry, but that is the way I have always looked at it. That is another reason we respect our flag because our soldiers were MADE to fight and defend it, TAKING thousands of unnecessary LIVES of our childrens fathers,, now they want to come here, start killing again..NOTHING ACCOMPLISHED IN MOST OF THESE WARS,,ESPECIALLY VIET NAM. I know because I am a wife of one of those soldiers.

      • Zardoz

        Bravo Zulu!

      • big KAhuna

        Good post

        This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish. And send it on to everyone. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.

        Can a good Muslim be a good American?
        Theologically – no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia .
        Religiously – no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam. (Quran,2:256)(Kora
        Scripturally – no. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
        Geographically – no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
        Socially – no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
        Politically – no. Because he must submit to the mullahs, who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.
        Domestically – no. Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him. (Quran 4:34
        Intellectually – no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
        Philosophically – no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
        Spiritually – no. Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99 excellent names.

        Therefore, after much study and deliberation…Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both ‘good’ Muslims and ‘good’ Americans. Call it what you wish, it’s still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.

        The religious war is bigger than we know or understand!

        Footnote:The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within. SO FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. Getting stuck on Stupid will get us all killed.
        The Military wants this message to roll all over the U.S. Please don’t delete this until you send it on.

        The only sensible solution is to Bann the Quran ( promotes killing others who are non muslim–corrosive to all multinational societies)
        Tear down their Mosques ( proven Place to hide their weapons/plan Gihad). Stop all Muslim immigration. Ship any Muslim not willing to convert to accepting our constitution/life style back to their origin ( no exceptions–ticking time bomb).

        • Robert Kahlcke

          Islam is not a religion it is a cult the same as the Jim Jones cult.

          • big KAhuna

            I agree- it should be banned in the US!

        • Jesusprotectus

          Thank you…I am sharing this warning.

          • Richard Adams

            Why? The left won’t believe it.

          • Jesusprotectus

            I believe the left is imploding.

        • JFSEB

          Muslims worship the God of Abraham, their father. Hence, they are an Abrahamuc religion. It is a large religion like Christianity, because of that there are many factions within Islam, like Christianity, that pervert it’s doctrines. With Christianity, the cults are small and are openly rejected by other Christians. In Islam, the evil cult (Wahhabis) is large, and being Saudi, it has a great influence over the entire Sunni sect. It creates a situation within the Sunni sect that divides them into three types: terrorists, terrorist sympathizers, and apostate Sunnis. Our government condemns the Iranian Shi’a, however, there has never been an overt act of terror committed against America by an Iranian or a Shiite Muslim.

      • JFSEB

        I agree with your sentiment, but not your reasoning, vis-à-vis God’s placement of geographical barriers. My grandfather and grandmother immigrated from Ireland. I’m sure your ancestors came here from somewhere. The key is to only accept and to only keep immigrants, who genuinely want to become Americans—not transform America into the crap hole they came from.

    • Dan Stiverson

      Deport now!

    • pedro

      “Violent and intolerant to the point of killing those who do not conform” Hummm, sounds just like modern Demorats

    • irene

      “Masquerading” IS the truth! They’re NOT a religion, they ARE a CULT & do NOT have any American rights as CULTS do NOT qualify as religion! These savages are using our “Constitutional” RELIGIOUS RIGHTS to build their mosques & make terrorist CELLS throughout OUR country!! OUTLAW these mosques & STOP this invasion!!! They are NOT CHRISTIANS or JEWISH & our country does NOT believe in their severe “sharia law” which is giving them permission to continue their CULT organization! Let’s show them that IF they want to live here, OUR LAWS & RULES apply to them also! They come here DEMANDING their “RIGHTS”! LOL! What RIGHTS? They have NONE!!!

      • Robert Kahlcke

        In agreement 1,000 percent. We don'[t want them to live here, they will not conform to our culture look at Europe.

    • Tim

      How about a permanent ban on all refugees.
      That appears to be what the liberals want

    • Don Lindsey

      And deport the ones who are already here, we don`t want to become the next England or Germany or France!

    • Tom Farrell

      You are absolutely correct. It is these Muslims that are doing all the terror attacks, not Christians, not Jews, not Hindus, not Buddists, MUSLIMS. If these Liberal judges shoot down President Trump’s attempts to keep us Americans safe then detain ALL of them indefinitely when they arrive at the airports. When they see that they are going to be essentially locked up they won’t want to come here. They say not all Muslims are terrorists. Maybe not but ALL Muslims have the potential to be terrorists. It is taught to them from birth.

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  • RealAmerican407

    The 9th circuit and it’s rogue judges need to be put in their place. They created a constitutional crisis where none existed.

    • Paul

      Yes they should be impeached.

    • Don Lindsey

      The 9th crooked court would be a better name!

      • Robert Kahlcke

        Nutty Ninth.

    • IluvmyUSA

      I think the president is working to get rid of them permanently. I hope and pray his party will take their thumbs out of their mouths work with him on this.

  • Gregg Parker

    Well now Ninth Circuit Liberal Pseudo Judges…. are you going to pretend you didn’t know this would happen from day one? Useful fools in high places…

  • misterguru

    Now how do we get rid of the ones already here and damaging our country? The ones that traitor muslim Obumo let flood into our country.

    • Gregg Parker

      We can hope. I know they are incrementally squeezing them with pulling benefits. I don’t know if they will do something like that right now as there are enough brush fires to put out already. But let’s hope it keeps advancing one step at a time… PS: I enjoy reading your posts…

    • Marvin2514

      Obama did turn a blind eye to illegals and opened up the floodgates to muslim refugees, but you must also place the blame on so called religious immigration services. Catholic Charities, Episcopal Immigration services and Lutheran immigration services received billions of US taxpayers oney to settle these invaders into unsuspecting communities. It’s for profit scam for them. And try contacting hem to voice concerns, they refuse to answer.

  • Pam Johnson

    The court did nothing but throw it down the road. The court should of put a stop to all these disgusting people wanting more terrorists in America.

  • Leroy Mosley

    That’s the problem you Hitler Trump supporters act like your username. Did they make it permanent when your ancestors came here?

    • Louie Rey

      Have brains much? Have you even heard of Europe? You want Paris, Nice, Barcelona, London, Brussels, Manchester and the rest here? Really? What’s the color of the sky in your world? We already have had NYC, Orlando, Fort Hood, Chattanooga, San Bernardino and you seem to want the possibility of many more of these attacks to take place. Like I said, WTF is the color of the sky in your world?

      • Leroy Mosley

        The sky is blue same as yours, Hitler Trump has changed a peaceful protest about police injustices and equality in America. To Honoring a Worthless piece of cloth that has done nothing to protect this country. Tell me when have you are anybody else seem the Flag do anything but wave in the wind.

        • Bill

          I take strong exception to your reference to our flag as a “worthless piece of cloth”. If it is so worthless, then why don’t you find a country that will accept you and your values??? Maybe consider Iran or North Korea. You would be a great fit there. Referring to Trump in the same breath as Hilter indicates to me that your elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top floor. Good luck, Leroy cause you’re going to need it.

        • Don Lindsey

          You must be a black muslim, you worthless piece of dung!

        • Louie Rey

          Not much of an American, are you? You know this country is replete with airports, roads and seaports that are at your disposal if this country’s too much to bear for you. I was just sent an e-mail about the fact that since 2000 there have been 656 arrests of NFL players. The charges are too numerous to mention but some are rape, domestic violence, dog fighting, illegal drug use and on and on. And the NFL is supposed to be the moral compass of this country? Really? Just one more thing, ostensibly these players are protesting perceived racism and police brutality within law enforcement. Some cases such as Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philandro Castile come to mind. Besides being dead there’s another thing they have in common. If they obeyed the orders of the police they’d all be alive today. Oh yeah, one MORE thing. Blacks make up 13% of America’s population yet are responsible for OVER 70% of the violent crime in this country. How about you protest against that? I rest my case.

    • Schaefer

      So, you would just let anybody in your house without knowing who they are first ?

      • Leroy Mosley

        We not talking about my house stupid..

        • Schaefer

          Will take that as a “No”. Substitute house for country….now, we aren’t talking about your house.

    • kenrmer

      We have homeless, poor, and unemployed US citizens that need our attention. We don’t need to add the tax burden of more immigrants what will take the jobs at a lower wage, thus requiring the Federal government to provide subsidies to new immigrants while at the same time provide subsidies for those existing US citizens.

      • Leroy Mosley

        Then take those low paying jobs like the illegals you claim are taking your jobs they live off the income.

        • kenrmer

          I’m a happily self employed professional in the construction industry, but i see the effects of what illegals are doing in places like southern CA.
          In my years of experience, I see all too often, a small residential company will have a US citizen owner, a bi-lingual job superintendent and non-english speaking labor crews from across the border.
          Its hard to find a US citizen carpenter, cement worker, of even landscaper in southern CA. Where I use to live in Cleveland, Ohio, landscaping maintenance is on the near same price level as it is in southern CA., yet…the cost of living between the two areas is at least 25% higher in CA.

        • kenrmer

          I listened to an interview by a reporter with some of the blacks in Chicago that said, …They do the crime (and the associated killings to protect their turf) because there are no real jobs available. So its either do crime to make money, or starve. THATS A LOUSY CHOICE FOR ANYBODY. Lets concentrate to see how many we can employ (which requires deportation of the illegals) and maybe, just maybe, we can lower the killing rate in the Chicago slums by employing some of the poor that want a job. One poor person employed is one less person committing a crime.

    • Brena

      This is exactly what I was explaining earlier. No, No< No, you are the problem. If you dont like our President and respect him instead of calling him names, You need to be gotten out of our country. You show no respect to anyone. What have you done for this country? Have you went to war and paid your price to live here? Do u steal have all your parts except your brain. It is obvious you dont have one of them

      • Leroy Mosley

        USS Enterprise C V A N 65 yes i have i been to war Brena.

        • Don Lindsey

          The only fighting you have done is trying to keep the nats fought off your rearend!

          • NCO retired

            Looks like you keep that as a favorite canned phrase. You also used it on me. What a dummy!

          • Don Lindsey

            If you want to see what a dummy looks like…Look at the mirror!

          • NCO retired

            Thanks for using your recess time to post a reply.

          • Don Lindsey

            Your welcome, is this your recess time at the Mental Institution?

          • Chi Sam

            Why does your brain outright refuse to accept the simple concept of you’re? Are you a filthy drug addict.

          • Don Lindsey

            And you are the north end of a south bound Horse!

          • Chi Sam

            Southbound, stupid. You can’t even get your own choice of subject right.

    • Don Lindsey

      Our ancestors were not traitors and did not hate America like yours did!

  • Louie Rey

    If ANYONE thinks that the travel ban is a bad idea all they have to do is look at Europe. How’s that working out for England, France, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia and just about every other country there. In reality we should adopt the policies of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic because they haven’t suffered a single terrorist attack. Know why? Because they don’t allow Muslim refugees into their countries. Funny how that works.

  • rennyangel2

    We should get out of the “refugee scam” and let Catholic Charities and the Lutherans make their loot resettling Muslims in Muslim countries like Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

  • Murphmeister

    This endless litigation must stop. I have yet to hear a rational discussion from the courts as to why the President of the United States, acting pursuant to powers entrusted to him by the Congress of the United States in the form of specific statutes, cannot exercise his best judgment in taking action he believes is in the national security and best interests of the United States.

    It is not within the province of the courts to review the wisdom or efficacy of presidential actions done pursuant to statute. It can only review the constitutionality of those statutes or whether the president exceeded his powers under the statutes. The courts cannot invoke the First Amendment even if a palpable argument can be made that the President is discriminating against a certain religion because foreign nationals, not within the legal jurisdiction of the United States, cannot avail themselves of U.S. Constitutional and civil rights laws.

  • Larry Baker

    Islam is an infiltrate and take over ideology bent on world domination and government take over by infiltration. They use women in the front end to promote peaceful islam. Once they have a majority the men take over with Sharia Law and subvert all Laws.
    Therefore the Islamic Religion is not a religion its a cult! With its own laws and ideology. It is not the peaceful religion advertised. So Patriots keep plenty of ammo and fight gun control.

  • John

    Thank GOD some sanity in the legal system. I hope it trickles down t the lower courts

  • Meteorlady

    I not only want a travel ban I want a ban on immigration by these people. They are destructive, have it my way or else people and we don’t need them here. They have never assimilate anywhere they have gone outside the Muslims countries so what are we thinking when letting them come here? They are already DEMANDING their rights and their culture yet they came here freely with people willing to welcome them – they they demand demand demand. Just go home and stop coming here, we don’t need more division in this country, we have enough from the left as it is.

    • irene

      They do NOT have ANY right to DEMAND unless we comply with them! They are NOT a religion, they’re a CULT & CANNOT DEMAND ANY RELIGIOUS RIGHTS!!! When ANYONE comes to this country, it is OUR rights that have to be complied with, NOT theirs!!! Isn’t that phrase in the “citizenship” agreement????? ” Abide by OUR rules & CONSTITUTION,” NOT drag theirs in with OURS!!! If they want to live here, ABIDE by OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS & ANYONE who breaks that LAW is deported!!! That’s it, NO further comment!!!

  • Paul

    AMEN. Now reenact or enforce the law Thomas Jefferson signed making it illegal for Musselmen to
    set foot on US territory soil. This man was a genius and could see them for what they are.

  • We must take the Quran at face value, which is not any society we wish to be a participant. We like our own constitution much better than Sharia law.

  • downs1

    Islamophobia?! I don’t think so! People who think this nation is too hard and unfair on people from Islamic nations like Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Indonesia and others need to read the Koran before they spout off about President Trump’s ban! People who truly follow the tenets of Mohamed need to understand that human life means nothing to these radicals! If you disagree with them, they will kill you! If you leave Islam, they will kill you! If you are a Jew or a Christian, they will kill you simply because of that truth! They hate Israel and they hate the United States of America and desire to destroy both! Ultimately they want to convert every nation to Islam! Also, you cannot trust any pact, treaty, agreement, or “deal” with these people, since they will say anything, do anything to lull you into a feeling of security while all the time proceeding with their plans to destroy Israel and the United States! Wake up, America!

  • Harry Pearson

    Its good to have a court that actually uses the existing law to make its decisions, unlike the 9th Appeals Court. This decision is the only one that could have been made in this case according to our existing laws. Thank you, SCOTUS, for returning to the real world.

  • Joseph111

    Sotomayor needs to be removed from the court – she is supposed to be non-biased, but obviously has an agenda that is contrary to the safety and well being of the United States and the US constitution

  • Sharon Melvin

    If you are an immigrant to our great country then you need to do it legally and willing to follow our laws. No amnesty to whole groups of individuals including DACA. Treat every immigrant the same. If you are here illegally risk deportation if discovered. Don’t demand that you have the same rights as someone here legally. NO SPECIAL LAWS for your group. If you do not like our laws go back to your native country! NO SANCTUARY CITIES!!!!!

  • Dead Toad

    Instead of calling it the federal court system I’m going to call it the federal circus. Nothing got done as usual.

  • Norma Jean DeForest

    Finally the good guys are winning. God bless President Trump and God bless America.

  • CJ

    Should be made permanent for the good of this country

  • michael schimanski

    I just think we should kill ALL the slimes before they kill us . They have said they want to kill us so do unto others before they do unto you .

  • Bonnie Treitler

    they need to send the ones that are here back to where they came from. most of them get more government help then most americans. the muslims and the mexican illegals need to go back to their homeland.

  • Greg Cole

    The sad part is it is all about getting the vote for Dems. The more they fight to let in, the more vote come back to them!

  • America is finally getting the protection it deserves from the Judicial branch of government.

  • Robert Kahlcke

    It appears the Democrat-Communist-Islamic Terrorist Organization, lost this round.

  • Robert Kahlcke

    Better Dead than Red.

  • Kevin Soravilla

    Vienna,Granada, USA?

  • Guy Christopher

    A ban on democrats and liberals currently living in the US would be more effective.

  • turkeychoker

    moslems are unsanitary. i don`t eat at establishments where they work. they don`t wash their hands after bathroom use. i don`t want them handling my purchases at store check outs. so, i avoid them. i urge all progressives to eat at restaurants where moslems handle food.

  • Kenny Albert

    We need to kill every muslim on earth.