Judge Nap: SCOTUS Decision to Hear Travel Ban Case ‘a Substantial Political Victory’ for Trump
NAPOLITANO: "So going on the basis of the summaries we can conclude the following. This is a substantial political victory for the president; one that he actually predicted he would receive. So the Supreme Court will hear the Justice Department’s appeal of the 9th circuit court of appeals which upheld the stay on the ban and it will hear the 4th circuit’s -- appeal from the 4th circuit which did the same thing. But in the interim between today and when the Supreme Court rules, the president’s travel ban will stay in effect. And all court rulings that have interfered with that travel ban are null and void as of today with the following exception; if an immigrant from any one of the six countries articulated by the president in the travel ban has a relation, a blood or legal relation in the United States of America, they will not be subject to the travel ban. All other persons from those six countries will be subject to the travel ban. That’s actually a little bit of a -- of nuance."