WASHINGTON >> The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court for additional time to file legal papers in response to a second federal appeals court that refused to lift a hold on President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall today told the justices he wants time to address Monday’s ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A three-judge panel ruled in favor of Hawaii’s challenge of the president’s revised travel ban.
The government has already asked the high court to review a similar ruling last month from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. The justices are considering the administration’s request to reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries.
Wall suggested a briefing schedule that would run to June 21. The state of Hawaii has suggested a shorter briefing schedule.
Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin said Monday after the ruling that he is “cautiously optimistic” of the state’s chances before the Supreme Court justices.