Supreme Court to hear travel ban case on April 25

Supreme Court to hear travel ban case on April 25
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The Supreme Court announced Friday it will review the legality of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats rip Trump for not condemning white supremacists, Proud Boys at debate MORE’s travel ban at the end of April.

The court released the April calendar Friday and arguments in the travel ban case will be heard on Wednesday, April 25, which is the last day of regularly scheduled arguments for the term.

The court agreed in January to hear the case about two months after the justices granted the administration’s request to fully reinstate the president’s ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad — that was blocked by lower court orders. 


The latest ban also put restrictions on officials from Venezuela and immigrants from North Korea, but those are not at issue in this case. 

Last week the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond, Va., became the second appellate court to rule against the ban. In a 9-4 decision, the court said the restrictions were “unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam.”