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  • JUDY WOODRUFF: Now it's up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • President Trump's bid to bar travel from mostly Muslim nations went before the justices today.

  • Jeffrey Brown begins our coverage.

  • JEFFREY BROWN: Crowds of protesters grew outside the Supreme Court, as inside, the justices

  • heard arguments on the third version of President Trump's travel ban.

  • The state of Hawaii challenged the policy, and argued it unconstitutionally discriminates

  • against people from five Muslim-majority countries.

  • NEAL KATYAL, Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General: Can we have a president that says,

  • in the terms he has, things like, a complete and total shutdown of Muslim immigration should

  • happen in our United States?

  • Our nation was founded on a different premise.

  • JEFFREY BROWN: The challenge cited then-candidate Trump's own words from 2015, after terrorist

  • attacks in France.

  • DONALD TRUMP, President of the United States: Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and

  • complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.

  • JEFFREY BROWN: Later, as president, Mr. Trump also re-tweeted anti-Muslim posts from Britain.

  • Regardless, the Justice Department argued today the ban is not based on religion.

  • White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders followed up.

  • SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, White House Press Secretary: The focus of this travel ban has

  • been on safety and security.

  • It's limited to a small number of countries.

  • JEFFREY BROWN: The issue has followed a winding course for more than a year.

  • President Trump signed his first travel ban order one week after taking office.

  • It blocked most people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria from entering

  • the United States for 90 days, and indefinitely banned entry for all Syrian refugees.

  • Chaos erupted at airports where newly arriving travelers were detained, followed by a wave

  • of protests.

  • SALLY YATES, Former Acting U.S. Attorney General: I made a determination that I believed that

  • it was unlawful.

  • JEFFREY BROWN: Acting Attorney General Sally Yates refused to defend the ban, and President

  • Trump quickly fired her.

  • Eventually, key provisions of the policy were blocked in federal courts, after Washington

  • and three other states filed suit.

  • Less than a month later, the Trump administration announced a second travel order.

  • It included six of the same Muslim-majority countries, but left out Iraq.

  • It also dropped the indefinite ban on Syrian refugees, and allowed individuals with valid

  • visas to enter the country.

  • That version, too, was largely blocked by a federal judge, this time in Hawaii.

  • DONALD TRUMP: An unprecedented judicial overreach.

  • JEFFREY BROWN: The administration again appealed, and the president lashed out.

  • In June 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court said the second travel ban could take effect while

  • it waited to hear the case.

  • Then, in September 2017, President Trump announced a third order, as the second was set to expire.

  • This time, it included five of the Muslim-majority countries from the second ban, while adding

  • Chad, North Korea and some government officials from Venezuela.

  • Chad was eventually dropped from the list.

  • Hawaii, among other states, went back to court.

  • Last December, the Supreme Court allowed this latest version of the ban to take effect,

  • pending today's arguments and a final decision.

  • That decision is expected by June.

  • For the "PBS NewsHour," I'm Jeffrey Brown.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF: And we will hear some of today arguments before the Supreme Court right after

  • the news summary.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now it's up to the U.S. Supreme Court.


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