The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.
The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.
Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours being cleared by courts.
The justices will hear arguments in the case in the fall.
More specifically, the Court consolidated the various cases on the travel ban for hearing in October. Meanwhile, the court relieved the temporary injunctions from the lower courts regarding people attempting to enter the country who “lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” Other injunctions, however, were left in place by the Court. Effectively, this means that the Court tossed the cases brought by universities attempting to claim that foreign nationals who might want to enter the United States must be allowed to do so, but left in place specific injunctions against preventing importation of relatives of American citizens from abroad.
This means that the broad-based travel ban injunction pressed by various courts was largely set aside; Trump’s travel ban has been vindicated in the main, since the vast majority of those seeking to enter the country have no specific relationship with an American citizen who has standing to sue – even though such standing itself is tenuous at best.