The Supreme Court on Tuesday night dismissed one of the challenges to a now-expired version of President Trump’s travel ban, and the legal battle over his latest efforts to ban some immigrants will need to start anew.
There were no noted dissenters from the court’s decision not to hear arguments about the travel ban, although Justice Sonia Sotomayor would have left in place the precedent of the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
The court’s order did not mention a second ruling, by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. That probably is because that ruling also covered a temporary ban on refugees that expires this month. The court may then also vacate that ruling.