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Trump Travel Ban Looks Poised for Victory at U.S. Supreme Court

  • Roberts, Kennedy skeptical of arguments against directive
  • Opponents say Trump’s policy motivated by anti-Muslim bias
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Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr reports on the Supreme Court hearing on the Trump travel ban. (Source: Bloomberg)
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The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban as two key justices used an argument session to aim skeptical questions at a lawyer challenging the policy.

Hearing the last case of its nine-month term Wednesday, the court took its first direct look at a policy that indefinitely bars more than 150 million people from entering the country. Opponents, led at the high court by Hawaii, say Trump overstepped his authority and was motivated by anti-Muslim animus.