The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.
The conservative-majority court is due to hear arguments in April and issue a ruling by the end of June on whether the policy violates federal immigration law or the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on religious discrimination.
Trump’s policy, announced in September, blocks entry into the United States of most people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
#BREAKING US Supreme Court to take up case on Trump's latest travel ban
— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 19, 2018
BREAKING: Supreme Court will take up Trump travel ban in spring.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 19, 2018
Breaking News: The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to President Trump’s latest travel ban, which puts limits on nations said to threaten national security https://t.co/ATIN3MliWc
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 19, 2018
Supreme Court to rule on Trump’s authority to implement travel ban in what will be a major examination of the president's powers https://t.co/qnLzAzxAmP
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 19, 2018
The US Supreme Court has decided today to hear arguments on President Trump's travel and refugee order pic.twitter.com/ZGnO7U3xWG
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) January 19, 2018