SCOTUS dis­misses 1 of 2 travel ban cases

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WASH­ING­TON — The Supreme Court has dis­missed one of two cases con­cern­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ban on vis­i­tors from mostly Mus­lim coun­tries.

The court got rid of a case that orig­i­nated in Mary­land and in­volves a ban that has now ex­pired and been re­placed by a new ver­sion.

But the jus­tices took no ac­tion on a sep­a­rate case from Hawaii. That dis­pute con­cerns both the travel ban and a sep­a­rate ban on refugees. The refugee ban it­self does not ex­pire un­til Oct. 24. The court’s ac­tion sug­gests it also will dis­miss the sec­ond case and step away from the con­tro­versy, at least for now.

New chal­lenges al­ready have been filed against the new travel pol­icy and could re­turn to the court.

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