President Donald Trump scored a major victory on Wednesday when the Supreme Court dismissed one of two cases against his travel ban.
Daily Mail reported that the Supreme Court issued a one page order in which they they acted on a case from Maryland brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued to stop the ban contained in a March executive order. As of this writing, the court has not acted on a separate challenge brought by the state of Hawaii, which the court had also agreed to hear.
The Supreme Court justices were unanimous in deciding against ruling in the Maryland case, but liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor noted that she would not have wiped out the appeals court ruling. They had been scheduled to hear arguments in the case on Tuesday, but removed it from their calendar after Trump’s 90-day ban expired on Sept. 24 and was replaced with a reworked ban.
Back in June, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the two cases and allowed the travel ban, which had been blocked by lower courts, to go into effect with certain changes. What the Supreme Court just did indicates that they will also dismiss the second case and step away from the travel ban issue for now.
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