The 4th Circuit, aka the Fourth United States Circuit Court of Appeals, seems to be sitting on its heels in responding to the Supreme Court to make haste on its decision. This all has to do with the President’s travel ban. The question is whether or not the court is delaying so as to miss the planning calendar for the Supreme Court. Here is what court observers think.
As Written and Reported By Kevin Daley for the Daily Caller:
The last time the U.S. Supreme Court intervened in the travel ban cases, it ordered two circuit courts then considering travel ban challenges to render their decisions quickly.
A month later, one of those courts, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has yet to produce its opinion on the administration’s latest travel sanctions. This continued delay suggests that the court is strategically withholding its ruling, so as to sabotage President Donald Trump’s signature immigration policy.
Here’s how that could happen.
In December, the Supreme Court issued an order lifting lower court injunctions barring enforcement of the third iteration of Trump’s travel sanctions. At that time, there were two separate challenges to the ban in the federal courts: one in the 4th Circuit, the other in the 9th Circuit
In order for the Court to review these two cases and issue an opinion before the end of the current term, the 4th and 9th Circuits must issue opinions as soon as …..
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