Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Trump travel ban

U.S. Supreme Court rules that case against Trump travel ban is no longer valid since the order expired.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed one challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

The court said the case the International Refugee Assistance Project brought against the ban is now moot, since Trump’s order banning national from six-majority Muslim countries expired on September 24, noted The Hill.

The court had originally planned to hear two cases challenging the order on Tuesday, but cancelled arguments after Trump issued new, targeted restrictions on travel from eight countries.

The court has not yet ruled on whether to ultimately hear Hawaii's challenge to the ban.

Trump initially imposed a 90-day ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations. That ban expired two weeks ago, on the same day that Trump replaced it with a targeted list of restrictions that enhance vetting for nationals from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

The newest order will take effect on October 18. U.S. officials maintained that the restrictions are based on an objective worldwide review, not based on origin or religion.