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SCOTUS will hear travel ban case

Jun 27, 2017 12:02 am

Adam Liptak is reporting in The New York Times the U.S. Supreme Court announced Mon., Jun. 26, it will decide if the Trump administration's revised travel ban was lawful, thereby setting the stage for a major decision on the scope of presidential power. Two federal appeals courts have blocked critical parts of the order. In its appeal, the administration requested that the lower court ruling be stayed while the case is pending. The court granted part of that request, saying that foreigners with ties or relationships in the U.S. would be permitted to enter, while those who have never been here or had no family, business or other ties, would be barred. The executive order in question limited travel from six mostly Muslim countries for 90 days and suspended the U.S. refugee program for 120 days. The rationale given for the ban was to allow government officials the time needed to address gaps in screening and vetting procedures. The court will hear arguments in October. Read the full story in The New York Times.