Supreme Court dismisses 1 of 2 travel ban cases

The Supreme Court Tuesday night dismissed one of the challenges to a now-expired version of President Trump's travel ban, and the legal battle over his latest efforts to ban some immigrants will need to start anew.

The Supreme Court did not rule on the merits of the arguments in the lower courts - though, as USA Today points out, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor would have preferred that the case be dismissed without vacating the lower court's decision. That presumably is because that ruling also encrusts an interim ban on refugees that lapses this month. That 120-day period expires later this month, suggesting that at least, for now, it remains a live controversy.

Adversary of the ban, who had convinced the two appeals courts to occlude the executive order, stated that the high court should perpetuate to review the cases.

Although the court initially agreed to hear two cases challenging the order on October 10, the arguments were canceled after Trump issued new restrictions. She would have dismissed the case but in a way that would have preserved the appeals court ruling against the ban, rather than vacating it.

Jadwat argued the new executive order does not change the "religious condemnation" present in the earlier version, "which - despite some new window dressing - continues to relay a message of disparagement to the plaintiffs and other members of their faith".

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Lawyers representing Hawaii have asked a judge to stop the Trump administration from enforcing the latest version of its travel ban.

The justices did not say what they will do with another challenge lodged by Hawaii, which came up through the 9th Circuit, and which covered a broader set of objections than the 4th Circuit case. In Maryland, a federal district court has scheduled a new hearing for next week.

The third version of the travel ban is also being challenged in court. But unlike the previous ban, the restrictions vary from place to place, and countries that increase their cooperation and information-sharing with the United States might be able to find their way off the list.

Unlike the other bans, it treats some countries and types of travelers, such as students or tourists, differently than others.

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