US court restores Trump's travel ban

Washington, Sept 12: The US Supreme Court has granted a request from the Donald Trump administration and temporarily blocked a ruling that placed restrictions on the Presidents travel ban, the media reported.
In an order signed by Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday, the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the part of the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that barred the government from prohibiting refugees that have formal assurances from resettlement agencies or are in the US Refugee Admissions Programme from entering Washington.
Kennedy said that part of the decision was stayed pending the receipt of a response from the state of Hawaii. The response is due on Tuesday, reports The Hill magazine. In its ruling, the 9th Circuit also blocked the government from banning grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended family members of a person in the US from entering the country. The Supreme Court’s decision came less than two hours after Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall filed a request for a stay.
Wall said in his request to the court that that part of the ruling was “less stark” than the nullification of the order’s refugee provision.
The Supreme Court was forced to act fast, given that the 9th Circuit’s decision was set to take effect at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday. (IANS)