>> We have the responsibility->> The US Justice Department, Friday, asked the Supreme Court to block a judge's ruling on President Trump's travel ban. The ruling out of Honolulu said the ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries cannot block grandparents and other relatives of US citizens from entering the country as the administration had laid out, or refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies.
Thursday's ruling dealing Trump a fresh courtroom blow in a long back and forth over an executive order that has gone all the way up to the US Supreme Court. The high court, last month, said the ban could take effect, but that anyone from the six countries with a bona-fide relationship to a US person or entity could not be barred.
The Trump Administration interpreted that opinion to allow spouses, parents, children, fiances and siblings into the country, but not grandparents or other family members, in a measure Trump called necessary to prevent attacks. On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a statement, saying,, quote, the Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the Executive Branch's duty to protect the nation.