“stayed with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance, pending further order of this Court”
Yesterday Justice Kennedy issued a temporary stay of the 9th Circuit’s ruling as to refugees, whose entry is put on hold under the Trump Travel Order No. 2.
Today the full Supreme Court granted the stay:
The application for stay of mandate presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in case No. 17-16426 is stayed with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance, pending further order of this Court.
There were no dissenting votes noted.
The stay does not apply to the absurdly broad interpretation by the 9th Circuit as to the Supreme Court’s prior ruling that the Travel Order would not apply to “close familial relations” of U.S. citizens. The government did not seek a stay as to that aspect of the ruling, for unknown reasons.
Some prior related posts:
- Supreme Court stays Hawaii Order as to refugees, not as to relatives
- Unlikely lower courts learned a lesson from SCOTUS slap down on Trump Travel Order
- SCOTUS reinstates substantially all of Trump Travel Order
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