Supreme Court to Decide on Trump's Travel Ban

Justices will hear arguments in April
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 19, 2018 1:21 PM CST
Free legal advice is offered in the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport in June 2017 for travelers affected by the ban.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The justices plan to hear arguments in April and issue a final ruling by late June, per the AP. The action follows last month's ruling by the federal appeals court in San Francisco that struck down the travel ban. The federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, also is considering a challenge to the ban. Last month, the high court said the ban could be fully enforced while appeals made their way through the courts. The policy applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. It also affects two non-Muslim countries, North Korea and Venezuela. (Read more US Supreme Court stories.)

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