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Turley: Odds Favor Trump Admin on Ruling Against Travel Ban Being Overturned

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley laid out how he see the ruling against President Donald Trump’s executive order halting travel from a handful of Muslim-majority nations deemed to pose a potential risk to the country’s national security.

Turley acknowledged the first incarnation of this order was flawed but went on to say with the new order, the odds are against any rulings against it.

“[Y]ou do have a national restraining order, which this judge is perfectly permitted to do,” Turley said. “It would go ultimately to the Ninth Circuit if the Trump administration decides to go for an emergency order, which is generally what administrations will do in such a circumstance. The Ninth Circuit has to review this opinion and other opinions as they come down. I think that the administration is going to use this second order, just by what the president said, to take it all the way to the Supreme Court. I do think the odds favor the administration.”

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