High Court Will Likely Mull These 4th Circ. Travel Ban Issues

By Allissa Wickham (June 1, 2017, 10:32 PM EDT) -- The Justice Department late Thursday filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court appealing a 10-3 ruling issued last week by the Fourth Circuit affirming a block against the travel ban section of President Donald Trump's executive order, which sought to temporarily bar nationals of six Muslim-majority countries.

The ruling contains several significant determinations regarding how the Fourth Circuit believed Supreme Court precedent should be applied to this case, offering a window into the kinds of issues the justices will likely be grappling with should they take up the dispute after Trump's application late Thursday. Here are the major takeaways from...

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