Trump’s largely symbolic and completely pointless “executive order” banning travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries has run into numerous barriers since the first version was signed back in January. Travel Ban 2.0 – which differed little from the initial version – was blocked by federal judges in Maryland and Hawaii. Those injunctions were appealed to the 4th and the 9th Courts of Appeals, which upheld the lower courts’ rulings. Trump threatened to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court – and this week, it came up on the docket.
So what happens now?
That is an excellent question, being as the SCOTUS is preparing to go on recess come Monday. Today, the nine justices will take the initial step, which is to decide how to proceed on this case.