Though the outcome is far from clear, Monday's arguments were the most favorable hearing the order has yet received in a federal appeals court.
"We shouldn't start down the road of psychoanalyzing what people meant on the campaign trail", Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall argued in a Seattle court on Monday. All three are Clinton appointees.
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer expressed confidence that President Trump's travel ban order will be upheld by an appeals court.
And not only was Trump facing Democratic appointees, but he has also taken shots in the past at the 9th Circuit, criticism which the three judges may find hard to ignore.
The travel ban, one of President Donald Trump's leading campaign promises and a key policy initiative, hasn't gotten anywhere in the courts.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments over Trump's revised travel ban. Watson found that the travel ban likely violated the constitution's Establishment Clause by discriminating against Muslims. Trump wants those decisions reversed.
As CNN notes, the administration appears to be hoping that there will be a conflict between the Ninth Circuit's decision and another pending decision on the same executive order from the Fourth Circuit, where a 13-judge panel heard arguments last week.
A courtroom at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle is starting to fill up in advance of arguments over President Donald Trump's travel ban while protests were expected outside the building.
"This order is aimed at aliens overseas, who themselves don't have constitutional rights", Wall said in a hearing broadcast live on C-Span and other news stations.
In that hearing, the judges questioned Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall about whether they should take into account Trump's previous campaign statements about banning Muslims from the United States as they consider his executive order, which essentially would do just that.
Katyal pointed to a campaign news release that asserted that Trump is "calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States".
Monday's hearing was again before a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit, which Trump has complained about before on Twitter, accusing the San Francisco-based circuit of having a "terrible record".
"This is a repeated pattern of the president", Katyal said.
Katyal said no, and suggested the president could work with Congress on legitimate measures.
Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, who argued the case this past week in the Fourth Circuit, once again faced an array of questions about how much the judges should consider Trump's statements during the presidential campaign in support of a ban on Muslim immigration, as well as statements by the president and his advisors about the goal of the travel ban executive order after he took office.
Hawaii also cited a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security that said citizenship was an "unlikely indicator" of future terrorism and that few individuals from the targeted countries have been involved in terrorism in the U.S. The figure was slightly higher in April, at 3,200, but it was still much lower than the months preceding Trump's order.
Wall pointed to a previous US Supreme Court case that said courts couldn't look behind certain immigration-related decisions if, on their face, they presented a legitimate objective and the government's actions had a rational relationship to that goal.
Earlier this month, the State Department announced it wants to review social media, email addresses and phone numbers from some foreigners seeking US visas, as part of the Trump administration's enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors.
Travel ban headed to SCOTUS?
But the scope of the rulings differed.
Trump's new travel ban would suspend the nation's refugee program and temporarily bar new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
A Hawaii-based judge in March issued a preliminary injunction - which applies nationwide - against the order on grounds it was motivated by anti-Muslim bias.
It was the second time the 9th Circuit Court heard case against travel ban.
But unlike the due process concerns driving the analysis in the last round, this time the appeals court must squarely wrestle with Trump's past statements about Muslims as it decides whether the lower court in Hawaii correctly blocked the revised ban.
Police believe the stabbing is tied to the murder of a woman found dead in a home in the nearby town of Colton . Joshua Lee Webb, 36, allegedly walked into the Estacada Thriftway Harvest Market in OR on Sunday afternoon.
Cars driving for ride-hailing service Lyft may soon sport lidar sensors alongside the pink logo and Amp dash display. Last week, Alsup referred Waymo's allegations against Uber to the US attorney's office for investigation.
Peppers was asked on Friday if he's every had a substance abuse problem. "Whatever drugs she said, I've never done in my life". Before taking the field and defending a wide receiver, Cleveland rookie Jabrill Peppers defended his reputation.
In his most recent grand slam - the 2017 Australian Open - he was defeated by Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the second round. I was trying my best, " Djokovic said. "You never know when it might be the last, so I always try to enjoy it".
Despite these warnings from the U.S., North Korean officials have not shown any signs of stepping back from their nuclear tests. North Korea's latest missile test on Sunday failed a few seconds after launch.
But, things could not have got any worse for the visitors, who lost the wicket of Guptill in the first ball of the match . The team is set to clash with Kolkata Knight Riders on 13th May at Eden Gardens stadium situated in Kolkata, West Bengal.
LVNR is not considered deadly force by the Las Vegas Police Department, which trains most of its officers in the technique. Police said they attempted CPR on the scene, but the man died at a Las Vegas hospital trauma center a short time later.
Many are speculating the sacking was linked to the FBI investigations into Trump's links with Russian Federation . He's also publicly said that he was looking forward to beginning a dialogue with Trump and his administration.
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Analysts said the UN Security Council would likely discuss new sanctions, with China possibly playing a role in their formation. The missile fell in the Sea of Japan after flying some 500 miles. "This is an advanced missile, if their claims are true".
Its members, numbering 30 over give their time voluntarily to work on the project, the Nikkei Asian Review said. Japanese automaker Toyota and its group companies will invest in a project to develop a flying vehicle .
He noted that although the court declined to hear the case, the refusal expresses no opinion about the merits of the issue. Pat McCrory sought Supreme Court review of the 4th Circuit's decision, but in February newly installed Democratic Gov.
Tour bus carrying 26 children overturns on I-95 in Maryland
Crash investigators have consulted with the Harford County state's attorney's office, who said charges would be withheld for now. Maryland State troopers, members of Havre de Grace's Susquehanna Hose Company and other first responders are also on the scene.
WHO Confirms Second Ebola Case in Congo Outbreak
The UN agency says the first case occurred April 22 in a male some 870 miles (1,400 kilometres) from the capital, Kinshasa. The disease had ravaged Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and was only recently contained in these countries.