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21 June 2017, 07:09 | Felicia Parsons
The Latest: White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful'
State Attorney General Douglas Chin on Monday discussed the ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson's injunction blocking implementation of the Trump Administration's travel ban.
An entry on the Supreme Court docket said that the administration can file its new brief on Thursday. The state of Hawaii, on the other side of that case, asked for fewer additional briefs.
Acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall on Tuesday told the justices he wants time to address Monday's ruling from the federal appeals court in San Francisco. "The judges concluded that the president had failed to make a case that the order was actually necessary to protect national security, saying that was no "'talismanic incantation' that, once invoked, can support any and all exercise of executive power".
Trump's appointment of conservative Gorsuch has been his most significant win since taking office in January.
But the reason for his high court trip Thursday is purely ceremonial, to mark Justice Neil Gorsuch's ascension to the bench.
Earlier this month, the Justice Department formally asked the Supreme Court to let the temporary ban on visitors from those six countries and refugees from around the world to be put in place.
The ruling given on Monday against the travel ban was yet another block against Trump's efforts to prohibit entry of citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the U.S. government reviews their screening procedures. Both are at stake in the Hawaii case; the Maryland case involves only the 90-day suspension of arrivals from the designated nations. Two federal appeals courts have since upheld those lower court orders. The Fourth Circuit court based the decision on Trump's public record of statements indicating his order was motivated by anti-Muslim sentiment rather than national security concerns.
The ruling also states: "A reasonable, objective observer - enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance - would conclude that the executive order was issued with a goal to disfavor a particular religion". The high court seat was vacant for almost 14 months after Senate Republicans refused to take up President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland.
Rutherford County homeowner captures GA escapees
Authorities say two escaped inmates from Georgia have been captured after a foot chase in Rutherford County Thursday evening. Rowe and Dubose made their first appearance while in Rutherford County custody today, waiving their extradition to Georgia .
Indian troops claim killing LeT commander in Kashmir
Mattoo was killed along with two associates in an encounter with security forces in neighbouring Arwani village on Friday. Nasir Wani had joined the militancy past year and was involved in militant activities in the area.
Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos
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Two Britons treated for burns after Portuguese forest fires
Portugal established a special diplomatic channel for embassies to receive information on foreign citizens who "may be affected". It is an authentic inferno, we have never seen anything like that", the mayor of Pedrogao Grande Valdemar Alves told reporters.
Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'
The FBI's Washington field office, which is handling the investigation, provided no comment, citing the ongoing investigation. A USA official told CBS News that James Hodgkinson , the Alexandria shooter, had a list of names including GOP Reps.
Green Germany expect tough Confederations Cup start
Germany made wholesale changes to their squad, with only seven players from their EURO 2016 squad called in for this tournament. That being said, this seems like a game to much for Australia and I think that they will be comfortably beaten by the Germans.
China hopes fourth time is the charm for MSCI inclusion
But Yan Kaiwen, an analyst with China Fortune Securities, said he believes inclusion of A-shares is "not that likely". Similarly, the major index providers should be keen to represent this economic reality through their indices.