The decision came in connection with the third iteration of President Trump’s travel ban, issued last fall, which barred various travelers from eight countries, six of them with Muslim majorities.
The administration argued before the court earlier this year that it was within the president’s power to issue the travel restrictions and that it is not a “Muslim ban” based on religious discrimination, as critics have said.
But the challengers, led by the state of Hawaii, said that the order exceeded Trump’s authority and violated the Constitution and that its citizens and educational institutions have suffered because of the ban. This is a developing story. It will be updated.