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Supreme Court Agrees To Review Trump ‘Muslim’ Travel Ban, Reinstates Limited Version Of Ban

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Supreme Court Agrees To Review Trump ‘Muslim’ Travel Ban, Reinstates Limited Version Of Ban





The Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments on President Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries and has also granted the Trump administration’s request to reinstate part of Trump’s travel ban, which would affect people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

According to The Hill:

As a result of the decision, people who do not have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States would be barred from entry. People who can show they have a relationship to a person or entity will be allowed to enter the country.

According to the order, Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, along with the newest Justice, Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee to the court earlier this year, wanted to lift the entire ban.

It is unclear how many justices wanted to put part of the order back in place immediately, and it is unclear how many justices wanted to hear the case.

At least five votes were needed to reinstate the travel ban in part, and at least four votes were needed to hear the government’s appeal.

The order would be effective within 72 hours and the case will be argued in October.




The ACLU has responded to today’s ruling on Twitter:

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