BREAKING: US Supreme Court Drops Hearings on Trump Travel Ban

posted by admin - 9.23.17

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The United States Supreme Court dropped scheduled hearings over President Trump’s signature travel ban on Monday, clearing the case from its official schedule until further notice.

The Supreme Court asked all parties involved in the arguments to file additional material and briefs relating to the President’s travel restrictions; saying Trump’s newly revised federal guidelines render the previous cases against his executive order “moot.”

The Trump administration released new guidelines on Sunday after the conclusion of the 90-day initial order; renewing the travel ban for all previously barred nations except Sudan, and adding Venezuela, North Korea, and Chad to the list of restricted nationalities.

Trump’s new policies strike at the heart of liberal criticism of the bill that claimed the order was a “de facto Muslim ban,” as both North Korea outlaws all religion and Venezuela is a predominately Christian nation.

More information as it becomes available.

h/t The Hill