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Supreme Court to review challenge to latest travel ban

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in Trump v. Hawaii [docket], a challenge to the latest version of the so-called travel ban.

The court agreed to consider the following questions presented [cert. petition, PDF] by the government:

1. Whether respondents' challenge to the President's suspension of entry of aliens abroad is justiciable.

2. Whether the Proclamation is a lawful exercise of the President's authority to suspend entry of aliens abroad.

3. Whether the global injunction is impermissibly overbroad.

In addition to the questions presented by petitioners, the court also directed the parties to brief and argue the following question presented [brief in opposition, PDF] by the respondent state of Hawaii: "Whether Proclamation No. 9645 violates the Establishment Clause."

The Supreme Court had previously stayed the lower court order and allowed enforcement [JURIST report] of the travel ban pending the outcome of legal proceedings.

The court will hear arguments in April, and a ruling is expected by the end of June.

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