Supreme Court Cancels Trump Travel Ban Arguments

After Trump rolls out new policy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 25, 2017 2:57 PM CDT
SCOTUS Cancels Arguments on Trump Travel Ban
President Donald Trump walks towards the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, after speaking to reporters upon his return. Citizens of eight countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by Trump on Sunday.    (Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump's travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 about what to do with the case, the AP reports. The court had been ready to hear argument about the legality of a 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees from around the world. The ban expired Sunday and was replaced by a new policy that affects eight counties and has no expiration date. Those countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela were not covered by the earlier ban. (Read more Trump travel ban stories.)

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