The court's action likely delayed any decision on administration requests for the ban to go into effect until at least next week.
Soon after the memo was issued, Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall filed court papers saying that it resolved "any doubt" about the order's effective date.
On June 1, 2017, when Supreme Court agreed to consider this appeal, they asked opponents of the travel ban to submit their briefs in defense of the lower court rulings by June 12, 2017.
The investiture ceremony typically takes place before a new justice's first day on the bench, but Gorsuch was confirmed and sworn in on a tight schedule. Gorsuch's confirmation by the U.S. Senate in April restored the court's 5-4 conservative majority.
President Donald Trump's own tweet regarding his "travel ban" has enabled the court of appeal to obstruct the controversial plan. It is common practice for presidents to attend such events, which are purely ceremonial. The nonprofit group also has challenged other restrictions on campaigns, including state rules seeking to outlaw false statements by candidates.
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Hawaii's lawyer, Neal Katyal, filed his own letter objecting to the government's timeline, although he agreed that both sides needed to file briefs responding to Monday's ruling.
According to the ABC News, at the heart of the 9th Circuit opinion Monday is the panel's determination that the president failed to show in his executive order that there were specific national security justifications for excluding nationals of the six designated Muslim countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). The new order also suspends the United States' refugee program for 120 days, and lowers the cap on refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 per year. But the appeals court narrowed the injunction issued by Judge Watson in a significant way. The department had already appealed to the Supreme Court the first ruling by the USA appeals court in Richmond, Virginia.
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has said that it is waiting to see how the policy will impact U.S.travel agents.
CCP waded into one recent case, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus decided by the Supreme Court in 2014, which ruled in favor of challengers to an OH law prohibiting false statements during a political campaign.
Trump issued his initial travel ban on a Friday in late January, bringing chaos and protests to airports around the country.
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Tillerson had argued unsuccessfully that the United States should remain a part of the agreement, to maximize USA leverage. A day earlier, Tillerson told senators at a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the policy had changed.