Sessions will appeal travel ban case to Supreme Court

The administration on Friday said it will appeal directly to the Supreme Court after a lower federal judge, for the second time, ruled against President Trump’s updated travel ban policy.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii ruled late Thursday that cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, as well as grandparents and grandchildren, all count as “close” family for the purposes of immigration law, and so they are exempt from the ban on travel from six targeted countries.

His ruling seems to test the limits of the Supreme Court’s 9-0 decision last month that revived the travel ban, overturning an earlier ruling by Judge Watson.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted Judge Watson, saying a single federal judge shouldn’t be allowed “to micromanage decisions of the co-equal Executive Branch.”

Source: Jeff Sessions says he’ll appeal travel ban case back to Supreme Court – Washington Times