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Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:45

Supreme Court Dismisses One of Two Trump Travel Ban Cases

Written by  Warren Mass

The U.S. Supreme Court on October 10 dismissed one of two cases brought to it challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on visitors from mostly Muslim countries where terrorists have a strong presence.

In a one-page order, the court acted in one of two cases pending before the nine justices over Trump’s travel ban, a case from Maryland (Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project) brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued to stop the ban contained in a March executive order.

However, the justices took no action on a separate case (Trump v. Hawaii). That case concerns both the travel ban and a separate ban on refugees, which will expire on October 24.

The High Court prefaced its decision with this explanation:

These cases involve challenges to Executive Order No. 13780, Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. The order alters practices concerning the entry of foreign nationals into the United States by, among other things, suspending entry of nationals from six designated countries for 90 days. Respondents challenged the order in two separate lawsuits.

A Reuters report noted that the justices were unanimous in deciding against ruling in the Maryland case, although one of the liberal justices, Sonia Sotomayor, noted that she would not have wiped out the Richmond-based Fourth U.S.

Read more at TheNewAmerican

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