U.S. Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump travel ban

by Reuters
Friday, 19 January 2018 19:07 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban blocking entry into the United States of most people from six Muslim-majority countries.

The conservative-majority court is due to hear oral arguments in April so it can issue a ruling by the end of June on whether the restrictions violate federal immigration law or the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on religious discrimination. Trump's policy targets people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

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