"If the court upholds the travel ban on statutory grounds, it will signal that Congress has for decades vested the president with the flexibility to respond to an unforeseeable national security dynamic", he said.
Trump'stweets about Muslims and his campaign speeches slurring the religion and its followers are well documented.
Francisco also said that because the ban does not affect the majority of the world's 2 billion Muslims, it can not be seen as targeting the religion.
Five of the nine justices appeared convinced that Trump had not overshot his authority over immigration matters in the most recent version of the ban, which the administration claims is justified by national security concerns. He also wondered if the waiver provision was mere "window-dressing". Rather, he said, it is about whether the president has the authority to modify laws that Congress already passed-specifically, lawmakers' decision not to discriminate on the basis of nationality. Like Alito, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Neil Gorsuch saved most of their questions for the challengers. As usual, Justice Clarence Thomas remained silent.
"Your argument is", he said, "that courts have the duty to review whether or not there is such a national contingency - that's for the courts to do, not the President?" he asked Katyal.
"I think Islam hates us", Trump told CNN in a March 2016 interview with Anderson Cooper.
Trump case was heard today before the United States Supreme Court.
JUSTICE KAGAN: - and says all kinds of denigrating comments about Jews and provokes a lot of resentment and hatred over the course of a campaign and in his presidency and, in the course of that, asks his staff or his cabinet members to issue ... recommendations so that he can issue a proclamation of this kind, and they dot all the i's and they cross all the t's.
If the president had information that some Syrians had plans to bring chemical weapons into the USA, asked Roberts, could he or she ban all Syrian citizens from entering that day?
The current version is indefinite and now applies to travelers from five countries with overwhelmingly Muslim populations - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. Included indefinitely: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Chad, North Korea and Venezuela.
Because the Trump order has now had an actual testing period, since it went into effect early in December, the question of how it is working became an issue that interested a number of Justices after it was first brought up by Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
Waffle House slaying suspect's court date reset
By the time he was captured in the woods nearby, police had searched his apartment, and found the key fob to the stolen BMW. According to WSMV , a local Nashville station, 29-year-old Travis Reinking's $2 million bond has been revoked by a judge.
Hanging in the balance now are almost 150 million residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
Chad was on the list of countries targeted by Trump that was announced in September, but Trump removed it on April 10.
Supporters of President Donald Trump's travel ban are probably hoping Solicitor General Noel Francisco is a better attorney than he is a geographer.
The brief said the president's order showed "blatant religious discrimination", which is "repugnant to the Catholic faith, core American values, and the United States Constitution".
As for the religious discrimination issues, Mr. Francisco disputed the premise but said even if a president did have deep-seated animus the fact that he is supported by his Cabinet - top officers independently confirmed by the Senate to their posts - makes the policy legal. The ban also affects two non-Muslim countries.
What do you think of the travel ban?
Only one side of the argument over President Trump's travel ban was well represented outside court Wednesday. If you go back and look at all 43 executive orders that Presidents have issued, none of them have even arguably countermanded Congress's judgment in the area.
Trump's travel ban was changed to address the public concerns, and it is now on its third reiteration. Francisco insisted that Trump's third ban was not based on religion, but national security, and was signed after a "world-wide multi-agency review".
The ban's challengers nearly certainly need one of those two justices if the court is to strike down the ban.
The internment ruling is seen as particularly relevant, as wartime judges allowed President Franklin Roosevelt's detention of about 112,000 Japanese Americans after Japan's hit on Pearl Harbor - an event with parallels to al-Qaeda's 9/11 attacks. But they peppered Neal Katyal with presidential power questions and hypotheticals when he rose to argue for the challengers. The high-stakes arguments at the high court on Wednesday could offer some indication about how a court that runs on respect for traditions and precedent will deal with a president who regularly breaks with convention.
Among those inside the courtroom Wednesday was White House counsel Don McGahn, seated next to former Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall's widow, Cecilia.
It is, by far, the company's most dramatic production change in its 115-year history since Henry Ford adopted the assembly line. He said the company will cut $5 billion from capital spending from 2019 to 2022, reducing it from $34 billion to $29 billion.
Stick around for the post credits scene though, since one will meet the Collector, who is looking for these infinity stones. In next year's " Infinity War " sequel, perhaps? But then, this is the Infinity War storyline, which is based on a comic.
Millions of rands of damage was sustained and several people were injured, including a security guard who was rushed to hospital. The 44-year-old returned to Chiefs at the beginning of this season from Cape Town All Stars where he was the head coach.
Isakson was delivering the eulogy for a friend in Atlanta, and was unable to return to Washington until later in the evening. That's when Democrat Senator Chris Coons said he would vote as present to allow Isakson to rest after attending the funeral.
If just a few of those shots had gone in, the Bucks would not have been in a position where the blown call impacted them as much. The Bucks fed off their home crowd energy in Games 3 and 4 jumping out to big leads in the first quarter in both games.
"In an ideal world, we would have liked to raise even more money and we do expect to receive additional funding this year". She told Middle East Eye: "We can not separate humanitarian aid from the political track".
The praise generated a prompt response from the President himself, who tweeted, "Thank you , Kanye! I just don't agree with it". I don't agree with everything anyone does. "If your friend jumps off the bridge you don't have to do the same".
Shire's board said it is "considering its position", and stressed that there was no guarantee on any firm offer. Takeda issued a similar statement confirming that an offer had been made, but again with minimal details.
Dallas officers shot, critically wounded
Police had chased Juarez through the downtown area, and Juarez was shooting at officers during the pursuit, sources said. In a press conference held Tuesday, Dallas police said that a person of interest was 29-year-old Armando Luis Juarez.
Asaram rape case: Jodhpur Court to pronounce verdict today
On July 8 in 2015, a witness, Sudha Pathan turned hostile and told the court that she had no knowledge about Asaram's activities. In the following years, he had lived at a series of ashrams and ran away from home to an ashram in Bharuch at the age of 15.