The Supreme Court will close out arguments for the term on Wednesday by weighing the constitutionality of President TrumpDonald John TrumpIG investigating Comey memos over classified information: report Overnight Defense: Congress poised for busy week on nominations, defense bill | Trump to deliver Naval Academy commencement speech | Trump administration appeals decision to block suspected combatant’s transfer Top Pruitt aid requested backdate to resignation letter: report MORE’s third attempt to block nationals from majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Hawaii’s state government, the Muslim Association of Hawaii and three individuals have been battling different iterations of the ban Trump contends is needed for national security for the last 15 months, arguing it’s tainted with animus towards Muslims. Hawaii argues the latest ban unconstitutionally discriminates against Muslims and exceeds the president’s powers over immigration delegated to him by Congress. The administration says the president has broad constitutional and statutory authority to limit immigration. The Supreme Court initially agreed to consider Trump’s second order, which banned people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan. It then dismissed that case as moot when the ban expired before the scheduled arguments. Trump’s latest ban, issued by a presidential proclamation, swaps Sudan for Chad, and made the restrictions… Read full this story
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