Victory for Trump as Supreme Court dismisses one of two cases against his travel ban

Trump’s 90-day ban expired on Sept. 24 and was replaced with a reworked ban. Trump’s administration urged the court to dismiss both cases. More issues raised is whether the travel ban discriminated against Muslims in violation of the US Constitution.

The Supreme Court has dismissed one of two cases against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

In a one-page order, the court acted in one of two cases pending before the nine justices over Trump’s travel ban, a case from Maryland brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued to stop the ban contained in a March executive order.

For now, the court did not act on a separate challenge brought by the state of Hawaii, which the court had also agreed to hear.

That case also features a challenge to a separate 120-day refugee ban, which has not yet expired.

That case could yet be dismissed once the refugee ban expires on Oct. 24, meaning the court remains unlikely to issue a final ruling on whether the ban was lawful.

The justices were unanimous in deciding against ruling in the Maryland case, although one of the liberal justices, Sonia Sotomayor, noted that she would not have wiped out the appeals court ruling.