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Trump administration defends travel ban at Supreme Court: The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court Thursday to end the six-month legal battle over its immigrant and refugee travel ban by ruling that it’s all about national security, not religion.

In an 84-page brief that served as the opening salvo in a Supreme Court case scheduled for oral argument two months from Thursday, the Justice Department argued that Trump’s vow to ban Muslims during last year’s presidential campaign is legally, if not rhetorically, irrelevant.

“The order’s text and operation are entirely religion-neutral,” Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall argued. “The Fourth Circuit (appeals court) erred by discounting those objective indicia of the order’s purpose based largely on campaign statements made by then-candidate Trump before taking office. This court’s precedent prohibits such

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Trump administration defends travel ban at : The Trump administration urged the t Thursday to end the six-month legal battle over its immigrant and refugee travel ban by ruling that it’s all about national security, not religion.In an 84-page brief that served as the opening salvo in a Supreme Court case scheduled for oral argument two months from Thursday, the Justice Department argued that Trump’s  during last year’s presidential campaign is legally, if not rhetorically, irrelevant.”The order’s text and operation are entirely religion-neutral,” Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall argued. “The Fourth Circuit (appeals court) erred by discounting those objective indicia of the order’s purpose based largely on campaign statements made by then-candidate Trump before taking office. This court’s precedent prohibits such Trump administration defends travel ban at Supreme Court: The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court Thursday to end the six-month legal battle over its immigrant and refugee travel ban by prohibits such Trump administration