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2017-06-26 11:28:03
Supreme Court to hear challenges to Trump’s travel ban; partly lifts injunction

The court also partly lifted an injunction that prevented the travel ban from taking effect. The government can enforce the ban as it applies to people without a relationship to the United States, SCOTUSblog reports. The per curiam decision is here and a Washington Post story is here.

The court consolidated two cases challenging the ban following rulings adverse to the government by the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trump’s revised order bans for 90 days new visas for travelers to the United States from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The first visa ban had included Iraq, but it is no longer on the list because of its efforts against ISIS. The revised order also imposes a 120-day ban on refugees.

Trump has said his revised ban will take effect 72 hours after approval by the courts. The Supreme Court indicated it will consider whether the challenge is moot by next fall when it hears arguments on the temporary ban, according to the Washington Post coverage.

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ABAJournal.com: “Justice Department asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban”