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SCOTUS Will Hear Objections To Trump's Travel Ban

The Supreme Court will finally decide whether President Trump's efforts to block travel from six Muslim-majority countries are legal.
Posted at 4:36 PM, Jan 19, 2018

The latest version of President Trump's controversial travel ban is finally getting its day in court.

The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a legal challenge to the Trump administration's policy restricting travel to the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries. The policy's opponents say it's illegally discriminatory against religion.

The administration's current policy actually applies to eight nations: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan groups. The legal challenge doesn't apply to the North Korean and Venezuelan portions of the policy.

This is the third iteration of the so-called travel ban; similar orders from the administration also faced legal challenges, but ultimately ended up expiring or being replaced before SCOTUS could hear those challenges. 

In what could be a good sign for the Trump administration, back in December, the Supreme Court allowed the government to uphold the ban while it deliberated the issue.