For the third time this year, judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments over whether the president has the authority to bar a class of immigrants from entering the United States based on their nationality.
This time, at the courthouse in Seattle, a three-judge panel including Michael Hawkins, Ronald Gould and Richard Paez, considered the legality of President Donald Trump’s Sept. 24 proclamation that barred the entry of foreign nationals from eight countries. Just Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the case too, allowing the proclamation to go into effect for now while the Ninth Circuit and Fourth Circuit, which is set to hear a similar challenge Friday, make their decisions.
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