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US Supreme Court dismisses Hawaii ‘Muslim ban’ case

Protesters demonstrate against the US travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, in London, UK on 24 February 2017 [Kate Green/Anadolu Agency]
Protesters demonstrate against the US travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, in London, UK on 24 February 2017 [Kate Green/Anadolu Agency]

The US Supreme Court today formally dropped plans to hear a legal challenge brought by Hawaii against an earlier version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations countries and a ban on refugees, both of which have expired and been replaced with revised policies.

Trump’s 120-day ban on refugees was expiring today.

On 10 October, the court disposed of the first of two travel ban cases after Trump’s earlier 90-day ban on people entering the US from six predominantly Muslim countries which expired on 24 September. It was a replaced with a modified, open-ended ban involving eight countries.

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