The Trump administration can (finally) check off a win in court for the president’s revised travel ban. Virginia Judge Anthony Trenga upheld the White House’s travel order on Friday.
“The president has provided a detailed justification for the Order based on national security needs, and enjoining the operation of [executive order] would interfere with the President’s unique constitutional responsibilities to conduct international relations, provide for the national defense, and secure the nation,” Trenga wrote in conjunction with his decision.
He rejected the notion that the immigration ban was in any way a discriminatory religious test.
This is good news. Although it has no immediate impact on the state of the order, the Trump administration is currently appealing several other rulings, and it gives us a sense of what a common sense ruling in their favor might look like.