4th Circuit to Hear Trump Travel Ban Case in May
A federal appeals court in Virginia will hear the argument for Trumps travel ban next month. The case will be argued in front of 15 judges , nine Democratic appointees, five Republican appointees and one judge who was nominated to the court by both a Democratic president and a Republican one. Another federal appeals court is considering a parallel appeal of a Hawaii-based judge’s ruling blocking the visa ban. The injunction was issued on a suit brought by the state of Hawaii and a local Muslim religious leader. Whatever decisions the two courts make could be appealed further to the Supreme Court. It’s also possible that if one or both injunctions are not lifted, the Trump administration will ask the justices to issue an emergency order allowing the Trump order to go into effect while the case is litigated at the high court.