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Supreme Court Is Trump’s Best Hope for Reviving Travel Ban

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    White House press secretary Sean Spicer was on the defensive in his Monday afternoon press conference when speaking about President Donald Trump's travel ban appeal and the Kushner family's attempt to recruit Chinese investors for an "investor visa" program. He said "[Kushner] wasn't involved." (Published Monday, May 8, 2017)

    The Trump administration is hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court will grant what the lower courts have so far denied — permission to begin enforcing the president's executive order on travel.

    The government filed papers late Thursday asking the justices to take up its appeal and, in the meantime, to let it enforce the travel ban while the court decides whether to hear a full argument later on the legal aspects of the case.

    The government has some reasons for optimism, NBC News reported.

    The current Supreme Court, back to full strength with the arrival of Neil Gorsuch, is ideologically the most conservative body to consider the issue so far. And it generally, though by no means always, tends to defer to presidents on national security issues.

    Passengers Describe Terrifying Indonesia AirAsia Flight

    [NATL] Passengers Describe Terrifying Indonesia AirAsia Flight

    A screaming and hysterical flight staff on Indonesia AirAsia’s Flight QZ535 caused panic among passengers headed from Perth to Bali as the plane lost air cabin pressure and descended 4.5 miles in nine minutes.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 16, 2017)