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Supreme Court Dismisses Case Against Trump’s Travel Ban

The president wins again as the court upholds his efforts to keep America safe.

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The Supreme Court delivered a win for President Trump on Tuesday, dismissing the case against the president’s national security executive orders banning travel from several countries.

Trump’s original ban had only included Muslim-majority countries, but the president updated the executive order in late September to include Venezuela and North Korea.

USA Today reported:

The ruling is a victory for the Trump administration, which had asked the court to drop the case after Trump signed a proclamation Sept. 24 that replaced the temporary travel ban on six nations with a new, indefinite ban affecting eight countries. That action made the court challenge moot, the justices ruled.

The decision effectively wipes the record clean in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, one of two federal appeals courts that had struck down major portions of Trump’s travel ban.

The September update of the travel ban included restrictions on Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia. It added Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela, while removing restrictions on Sudan.

The originial iteration of the travel ban in January was met with massive and hectic protests at airports around the country. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court struck down that version of the ban, as well as a subsequent version.

But President Trump’s new order seems to have satisfied legal requirements.