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Trump travel ban stay heads to Ninth Circuit court: here’s a preview

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Pool/Getty Images

President Trump's travel moratorium goes before appellate judges in San Francisco this afternoon.

A three-judge panel of the 9th circuit will hear 30-minutes of oral argument via phone from both sides to decide whether to overturn a stay issued by a federal judge in Seattle. It's possible the Presidential order will end up at the US Supreme Court. Right now, the presidential order has been stopped by a federal judge in Seattle.

This afternoon, the appellate judges will decide whether to remove that stay and allow the ban to go back into effect. At issue is the Constitutionality of the moratorium.

What are the Constitutional issues at play? How much weight does the temporary nature of the ban get? How quickly might a decision come? What legal challenge comes next?


Rich Lowry, editor of National Review

Margaret Hu, assistant professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law

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