Supreme Court Upholds Grandparent Exemption to Travel Ban

The Supreme Court has dispensed with Trump's appeal of the Hawaii court order on his travel ban in a very short Order, available here.

The Court upheld the 'Grandparent' Exemption To Trump Travel Ban'. It also stayed the Hawaii Court's exemption of refugees, pending resolution by the full 9th Circuit.

The justices, in a brief order, rejected the administration’s request that it clarify the scope of their decision last month temporarily reinstating the ban but allowing people with “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” to enter the country. The court said the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, should address the question.

And no surprise here: The judges who would have blocked implementation of the Hawaii Court's order, even on grandparents, as the case winds through the 9th Circuit Appeals Court: Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch.

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    by linea on Wed Jul 19, 2017 at 10:02:27 PM EST
    it seems to me as if...
    based on the two scotus stays...

    that we can perhaps make an attempt to deduce where the court is going with this?

    clearly, three justices are having none of it. this makes me think they will continue to be the minority and that the rights defined in the two recent scotus stays will be maintained.

    to me at least, these scotus stays do not seem to be based on the Establisment clause (outlined in the previous scotus stay) but rather something new. it seems to me that the majority of justices are asserting that:

    [u.s.] persons or corporate-persons or business entities have a right to invite close family members, employees, speakers, etc., to visit america as they have a "bona fide relationship" with these people.

    The Government's motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance is stayed pending resolution of the Government's appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would have stayed the District Court order in its entirety.