While the mainstream media continues to trip over itself to deliver hot takes on national anthem protests, real work continues to be done in the Trump White House.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on travel restrictions for terror-prone countries.
Under normal circumstances, you would expect Trump’s new use of the presidential pen to spark an incessant amount of faux outrage and mock indignation.
It has to an extent – but it’s nowhere near at the level of what happened when Trump signed the initial order on travel restrictions.
Perhaps that’s because the media is a little tied up right about now, but it could also be because common sense is finally beginning to rule the day on the travel restrictions themselves.
As Politico shares, the Supreme Court did a little housekeeping after the new order was revealed.
The Supreme Court has canceled oral arguments that were set for next month on President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order.
The high court announced Monday afternoon that it has scrubbed the Oct. 10 session after Trump issued a new set of travel restrictions Sunday, as his earlier visa ban on six majority Muslim countries was set to expire.
Trump’s new proclamation targets five of the same countries and three new ones and imposes a varied set of travel restrictions.
This is a mere formality as the case will eventually be heard, but the sound of crickets surrounding the action is deafening.
The justices did not drop the pending travel ban cases altogether, but removed them from the court’s oral argument calendar while both sides file new briefs on the impact of the new directive.
However, the Supreme Court’s new order seems to be a signal that at least some justices are eager to get rid of the pending cases without deciding them on the merits.
The new policy imposes indefinite travel restrictions on citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, while Sudan has been dropped from the initial list.
Common sense suggests that we want to have a really good handle on who is entering our country from those destinations.
That has nothing to do with religious discrimination or other hot button issues that critics incessantly point to, but it does have a whole lot to do with keeping our country safe.