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In Victory For Trump, Most Americans Now Support Travel Ban

A new Politico-Morning Consult poll has found that six in 10 American voters now support the new travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries.

You will find more statistics at Statista

As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, the research found that 37 percent of people strongly support the State Department's guidelines while 23 percent somewhat support them.

Only 14 percent are both opposed and strongly opposed to the legislation while 11 percent said they don't know or have no opinion.

Notably this comes after a US court denies Hawaii's appeal against Trump's travel ban...

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says it lacks jurisdiction to rule on the Trump administration’s enforcement of the travel ban a day after a Hawaii court also declined to weigh in on the president’s executive order.

 

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin sought clarification on the scope of the travel ban after the Supreme Court allowed partial implementation. On Wednesday, Hawaii lost its challenge in Honolulu district court.

 

The federal appeals court in San Francisco says legal procedure prevents the panel from reviewing the Hawaii judge’s decision not to consider the state’s case. Three-judge panel says the state of Hawaii may return to the Honolulu court to ask for an injunction against the government’s enforcement of the Supreme Court’s order rather than to “clarify” the court’s order.

 

Judges on the panel are all Clinton appointees.

 

Chin says he “will comply” with the Ninth Circuit’s guidance and is considering options for continued litigation.

But, of course, as Bloomberg reports, Hawaii is pressing on with yet another suit...

Hawaii asked a federal judge in Honolulu to direct the Trump administration to modify its restrictions on entry for travelers and refugees that the state says violate the U.S. Supreme Court’s instructions when it partially revived the president’s immigration policy.

 

Hawaii’s action late Friday follows refusal of Honolulu judge and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to clarify scope of travel ban that took effect June 30.

 

State is now seeking, instead of clarification, enforcement of the Honolulu judge’s original order that blocked the president’s executive order from taking effect in March.

 

State contends U.S. has misinterpreted Supreme Court’s June 26 directive that visa applicants from six mostly Muslim nations and refugees worldwide must be allowed entry if they have “bona fide” relationships with people or organizations in the U.S..

 

“This court should not permit the government to flout its directives at the expense of countless Americans and their loved ones, and it possesses the authority to prevent the government from so doing,” Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says in statement

Just a reminder to the Hawaiian attorneys - see the chart above.