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  1. Travel ban to test Supreme Court view of presidential power

Travel ban to test Supreme Court view of presidential power

The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump.

By: | Washington | Published: May 29, 2017 1:53 PM
Travel ban, Supreme Court, presidential power, majority-Muslim countries, Travel ban to test Supreme Court view, Donald Trump The administration has promised a high court appeal of a ruling blocking the president’s ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries. (Reuters)

The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump. The administration has promised a high court appeal of a ruling blocking the president’s ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries. The case could be a major test for the young administration and for a court that has its 5-4 conservative majority restored with the confirmation of Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the ninth justice.

First, the justices must agree to intervene – something they’ll probably do considering the importance of the issue. If so, then they will be dealing with an area of the law, immigration, where courts have given presidents a lot of leeway.

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