In other news, Trump's Justice Department has finally filed an appeal of last week's DACA ruling, but they're also trying to go above the heads of the 9th Circuit Court.
The US Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it will take the unusual step of immediately petitioning the US Supreme Court to challenge a judge's order that partially revived the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.
An appeal would normally go to a federal circuit court — in this case, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit — before either side attempted to take it to the Supreme Court. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement that the government would petition the high court now, in addition to appealing to the 9th Circuit, in the hopes of getting a faster resolution.
This attempt to bypass the proper federal court of appeals is probably not going to fly.
Meanwhile, Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort was recently cited by state safety inspectors for "slabs of concrete missing from a staircase" and exposed steel rebar that "could cause someone to fall," among other things.
Sounds like a real shithole.
Finally, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina has rejected an appeal filed by Republican state lawmakers over the lower court ruling against their gerrymandered maps.