9th Circuit said last week travel ban shouldn't apply to refugees already working with resettlement organizations
Justice Department filed appeal Monday
The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to put on hold a federal appeals court ruling from last week that narrowed the scope of the travel ban as it applies to a certain class of refugees.
In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, Justice Department lawyers said that a three-judge panel from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to exempt those refugees who have a contractual commitment from resettlement organizations.
In a one-sentence order issued Monday afternoon, Justice Anthony Kennedy – who has jurisdiction over the 9th circuit – granted the government a temporary stay until Tuesday in order to give the challengers time to respond to the government’s petition.