[Ed. – The momentum is shifting, not that you’ll hear this from the MSM. Many readers will have seen that on 15 March, a panel of five Ninth Circuit judges published a trenchant dissent against the original ruling on the first immigration order. It’s a very strong bet that Trump will win a Supreme Court challenge on the ruling he has appealed — the one from Maryland on the second immigration order — which may be why Chuck Schumer has decided to go to the mattresses on the Neil Gorsuch nomination.]
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. …
Because other U.S. federal judges have blocked the White House order, most recently in Maryland and Hawaii, Trenga’s ruling has no immediate impact and the order is still in limbo. The White House has appealed the injunction in Maryland.