Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause

Trump Second-Guesses Justice Dept. Appeal in Travel Ban Case, Wants 'Much Tougher Version'

"These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won't help OSG [Office of the Solicitor General] get 5 votes in SCOTUS [the United States supreme court], which is what actually matters".

A public policy analyst and constitutional attorney believes President Trump's travel ban will ultimately come before the U.S. Supreme Court - and that the high court will come down on the side of the president.

Trump said his Justice Department should ask for an "expedited hearing" on the second ban and "seek much tougher version!"

The administration filed emergency applications with the justices seeking to block lower court rulings that went against Trump's order barring entry for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the US government implements stricter visa screening. Calling the courts "slow and political" is beyond the pale.

At the White House's daily press briefing, Sanders discussed Trump's proposed immigration policy, saying that "the President isn't concerned with what you call it".

Hoping to shore up the order's legal underpinnings, both the White House and Trump's Homeland Security chief have insisted it's not actually a "travel ban", criticizing reporters for mischaracterizing it.

Accusing Trump of bias, they said the US President did not take action against those countries due to vested interest, citing his business ties with the Gulf.

But George Conway said his most recent tweets could cause real problems.

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However, Trump's tweets in all capital letters refer to the executive order as "a TRAVEL BAN" on "certain unsafe countries" and said anything short of a ban would jeopardize the safety and security of Americans. Over the weekend, Trump posted multiple jolting tweets over his controversial travel ban, the Justice Department, Democrats and even a sharp rebuke of the mayor of London. It needs a compelling case to win a certain number of votes in order to be heard in the Supreme Court.

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for that information. Trump's order restricting entry from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen has been blocked by federal courts and the administration has appealed to the Supreme Court. The current travel ban is created to restrict travel for 90 days and suspend refugee programs for 120 days so the administration may formally review visa processes for the affected countries.

But on Monday, Trump confirmed on Twitter that it is a ban and "not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people".

Despite the clear link between Trump's campaign promise and the Executive Order, his aides denied he was trying to implement a travel ban.

Justice department lawyers might also have a tougher time arguing that their revised executive order is substantially different from the first one.

Conway was in contention to head the civil division of the Justice Department, which would have given him responsibility for defending the travel ban in court.

But by May, Spicer had referring to the order as a "ban", at least in passing. In an NBC interview on Monday, she cited a media "obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".

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