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In a per curiam order, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Trump Travel Order cases, and also substantially lifted the restrictions, with the exception of people who already have a legitimate connection to the United States.
As to accepting the case the court wrote:
“To begin, we grant both of the Government’s petitions for certiorari and consolidate the cases for argument. The Clerk is directed to set a briefing schedule that will permit the cases to be heard during the first session of October Term 2017.”
The Court also substantially lifted the restrictions:
“We accordingly grant the Government’s stay applications in part and narrow the scope of the injunctions as to §2(c). The injunctions remain in place only with respect to parties similarly situated to Doe, Dr. Elshikh, and Hawaii. In practical terms, this means that §2(c) may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. All other foreign nationals are subject to the provisions of EO–2.”
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