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Trump Takes Battle Over Travel Ban to Nation’s Highest Court

  • President asks justices to let ban take effect immediately
  • Lower court said ban was aimed at Muslims, ‘steeped in animus’
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Trump Administration Asks Court to Restore Travel Ban

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President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately reinstate his stalled travel ban, aiming to reverse a string of courtroom losses and setting up the biggest legal showdown of his young presidency.

The request puts a Trump initiative before the Supreme Court for the first time and brings the nine justices into a national drama over claims that the president is targeting Muslims and abusing his authority. The case will give the first indications of how Chief Justice John Roberts’s court will approach one of the most controversial presidents in the nation’s history.