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US Top Court Dismisses Expired Travel Ban Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed one of two cases pending before it over President Donald Trump's ban on travel from Muslim-majority countries.
The court threw out the case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union because the ban it sought to overthrow has since expired, and replaced by a new one.
But the justices took no action on a separate case from Hawaii. That dispute concerns both the travel ban and a separate ban on refugees, which does not expire until Oct. 24.
The original ban had barred citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States unless they had a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.''
The new restrictions affect citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen in varying degrees. The revised travel order goes into effect on Oct. 18th. It already has been challenged in the lower courts.