DOJ Presents Trump's Stymied Travel Ban to Highest Court

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Trump's tweets are counterproductive, according to legal professionals, with many wondering if the president anticipates a defeat of the travel ban.

U.S. President Donald Trump urged his administration to seek a tougher version of his controversial travel ban proposal on Monday following a weekend attack in London, and pressed for an expedited judicial review by the nation's top court.

Sanders said the president had asked the Justice Department to pursue an expedited hearing at the Supreme Court, adding that Trump "wants to go as far and as strong as possible under the Constitution to protect the people of this country".

However, Trump's tweets in all capital letters refer to the executive order as "a TRAVEL BAN" on "certain unsafe countries" and said anything short of a ban would jeopardize the safety and security of Americans.

Trump's campaign once included a call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, a policy that was later changed to advocating "extreme vetting" for people from countries with a link to terrorism.

But "extreme vetting" is what's now in place, says Trump in yet another Monday tweet, saying the courts are slow and political.

"While Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, had previously claimed that Trump's executive order was "...not a Muslim ban.

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The Trump tweets give courtroom foes an opportunity to seize on mixed messages out of the administration regarding the evolving set of executive orders.

Trump also tweeted early Monday morning that the Justice Department "should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted" to the Supreme Court.

But it is not just lawyers who are frustrated by the deluge of Trump's tweetstorms.

George Conway, the husband of Kellyanne Conway who withdrew from consideration for a Department of Justice post, criticized Trump's tweets, saying that "tweets on legal matters seriously undermine" the president's case. "Every sensible lawyer in [the White House Counsel's office] and every political appointee at DOJ [would] agree with me (as some have already told me)". North Dakota, Ohio and Tennessee have now signed onto the latest brief from the states arguing that the ban should be allowed to go into effect until the Supreme Court can take up the debate of the core constitutional concerns later this summer.

Josh Blackman, a law professor at South Texas College of Law in Houston, called Trump "the worst client" for the solicitor general. Painter told me that if the acting SG and his colleagues knew or should have known the temporary immigration suspension was a pretext for President Trump to ban immigration from the affected countries, they may have committed ethical violations. And the President's priority in protecting the people is very clear.

Fox has not said whether he supports the travel ban as good immigration or national security policy. "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety", he tweeted. It needs a compelling case to win a certain number of votes in order to be heard in the Supreme Court.

The Justice Department has called on the Supreme Court to reinstate a temporary travel ban from six predominately Muslim countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

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