In light of the London terror attacks, President Donald Trump is stressing the need for what he calls a "travel ban" to restrict immigration from six terror prone, mostly Muslim countries. It's not a travel ban, ' Spicer said at the time. All four substantially strengthen the case for blocking the order as unconstitutional.
Short of actually saying that the point of the order was to express anti-Muslim animus, there's not much Trump could have done to weaken his case more. Trump tweeted on Monday.
"We need to prevent bad actors regardless of religion, race or nationality from entering our country", Kelly said.
Along party lines, Democrats are more likely than Republicans to view the executive order as anti-Muslim.
Federal courts struck down Trump's first temporary travel ban, an executive order he issued a week after taking office on 20 January. When you insult your own lawyers, the rest of the legal system tends to notice.
Those tweets undermine an earlier statement by Trump's communications team, and emphasize the struggle with communicating for a President who is known for his off-the-cuff ability to reach out to his followers directly on Twitter.
He also was able to cover Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the latest on the Trump/Russia scandal, as well as Jared Kushner's secret meetings with Russian bankers: "Just when you thought you knew what was going on, it turns out it was exactly what you thought".
The Justice Department last week filed an appeal with the Supreme Court asking it to hear an appeal in one travel ban case in which the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the administration.Other cases are still awaiting rulings from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his tweets, Trump insisted on calling the measure a "travel ban".
So why, opponents argue, does Trump still want the temporary travel ban?
A key issue before the justices in whether Trump's comments during the 2016 president campaign, including calling for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States", can be used as evidence that his order was meant to discriminate against Muslims.
The justice department, meanwhile has found itself in an almighty legal tangle before the courts. When the president tweets, it is also the word of the White House. "I do not think the injunction included not being able to plan for vetting", said Leon Fresco, an immigration lawyer at Holland & Knight.
In a case where the president's intention is all-important, this is madness.
Trump has the authority to order the Justice Department to pursue a different strategy. The media does not want Trump to stop tweeting-his staff does.
"The Justice Department should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong".
"That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain risky countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people", he tweeted. In addition to creating possible headaches in court, that misstates the process.
Neil Katyal, a supreme court lawyer, tweeted in response to Trump, "It's kinda odd to have the defendant in Hawaii v Trump acting as our co-counsel". There is zero chance that Roberts would like to go down in history as the chief justice who rolled over for a contemptuous, dismissive president.
Conway had been considered for at least two high-ranking Justice Department jobs, including solicitor general, the government lawyer who represents the president at the Supreme Court.
The bonds had been in the possession of Venezuela's central bank since they were issued in a private placement in late 2014. If the bonds do not default, Goldman Sachs stands to reap a whopping 40% annual yield, which could quiet its investors.
A majority of 53% said Pence does more to help the President - just 29% said he does more harm when he speaks on behalf of Trump . The spokesman's refusal to admit Trump made a mistake prompted laughter from members of the media at the White House.
North Carolina (47-12), which also failed to make the tournament in 2016, is No. 2 after winning 18 of its last 22 games. Florida Gulf Coast and MI are the other two teams in the four-team, double-elimination regional in Chapel Hill.
They revealed that Apple's upcoming Siri Speaker would house a modified version of the A9 chipset, which powered the iPhone 6S. Now a Foxconn employee with inside information on Apple's upcoming products has dumped nearly everything in a Reddit thread .
Wal-Mart declined to say whether participating store workers get paid a fee for the delivery or simply more for the extra hours. According to Walmart's blog, their stores in the USA put the company within 10 miles of 90 percent of the US population.
It's just insane that it even happened yesterday. "Whatever they ultimately decide, I'll own it and take the responsibility". After being hit in the hip by a pitch from Giants' reliever Will Strickland, Harper charged the mound and a brawl ensued.
During an interview with the news network's Megyn Kelly , Putin stated through the NBC News translator: "Hackers can be anywhere". He was also recently subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee, as was his lobbying firm, Flynn Intel Group.
Mr Cruz apologised "profusely" for the hardship caused to customers and insisted a similar incident would never happen again. It blamed a power surge that knocked out its computer system, disrupting flight operations, call centers and its website.
He added that IP addresses allegedly belonging to Russian hackers could have been easily rigged and couldn't stand as evidence. Modi said he was asked a similar question in Germany earlier this week, before the USA decision was made public.
But what's more interesting is the fact that the vast majority of these new followers are bots - fake computerized followers. Data generated by TwitterAudit shows as of 1 May 2017, 63 percent of Trump's followers were authentic.
Oklahoma defends softball title with 5-4 win over Florida
They were down a couple of runs in the 12th after a two-run home run off the bat of OU's Fale Aviu in the top half of the inning. Aleshia Ocasio grounded into a fielder's choice and scored on a two-out full-count double to left by Sophia Reynoso.
'Van hits pedestrians' on London Bridge
London police have confirmed that two incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were declared terrorist incidents. And police say that there have been stabbing incidents there and that they've sent in armed officers to address that.
Mickelson plans to skip U.S. Open for graduation
The first round is June 15th, the same day as Amanda Mickelson's graduation from Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California . Mickelson said Amanda will be attending Brown University ("She's a smart little s--", he said).
Documents: Doctor arrested at Trump Hotel spoke of McVeigh
The court documents describe Moles as a recovering alcoholic and marijuana addict suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Bryan Moles was placed on administrative leave from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center shortly after his arrest.
Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord
But those voices were tempered by conservatives who argue the agreement harms American jobs and punishes United States taxpayers. Trump, who doubts the science behind climate change, has already begun the process of reversing American climate policies.
Sterling dips after poll suggests hung parliament
Recall that PM May's intention to call for the snap election is to cement her mandate in negotiating the Brexit terms with the EU. The pound had a wobble when it slipped below $1.28 last week and has since struggled to recover lost ground.
Olivia Newton-John is fighting breast cancer again
Chloe - who is based in OR with her fiancé James Driskill - went on to explain her desperate need for privacy at this hard time. Alongside a throwback photo of her and her mum together, Chloe wrote: "I want to thank all of you for your love and support".
Shootout At Texas Car Dealership Leaves 3 Dead
Rick Ford, the president of the Nissan dealership, told reporters Tuesday night both men presented themselves as federal agents. Authorities said the bounty hunters moved toward Hutchinson as he retrieved the gun, and a scuffle involving the three ensued.
Trump meets Pope, calls it an 'honour'
While in Italy, Trump also met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Other women who were accompanying Melania , including Ivanka Trump , also wore black dresses and veils.
Portland hate crime unacceptable, says Trump
A group behind a planned counter-demonstration on June 4, called "Rose City Antifa", also said it had no plans to cancel. Christian is now being held without bail on various charges included aggravated murder, according to police .