On Tuesday, the Supreme Court effectively tossed out a challenge by Hawaii to President Trump’s 120-day refugee ban which was signed in March, as the executive order expired last month.
Other cases, “Hawaii v. Trump” and “Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project,” have been ruled moot, as well, the Washington Examiner reported.
President Trump’s newest travel ban signed in September is already facing legal challenges, as federal judges in Maryland and Hawaii blocked it from taking effect last week.
Maryland Judge Theodore D. Chuang objected to Trump blocking travel from the six Muslim-majority countries of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, saying it is a “Muslim ban.”
Hawaii Judge Derrick K. Watson claimed the new order violates federal immigration law, as it lacks the “proper justification” to exclude foreign nationals.
The new ban Trump just implemented also includes travel from North Korea and Venezuela, which are not Muslim-majority countries.
The Trump administration is challenging the blocks, and the case is expected to also end up back at the Supreme Court after federal appeals are exhausted in the 9th and 4th Circuits.