Reports Suggest Trump Won’t Take Travel Ban to Supreme Court

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Update, 6:20 p.m.: The White House has apparently changed its mind again and may appeal to the Supreme Court after all.

NBC News and The Hill are both reporting that a White House official has said Trump won’t be appealing to the Supreme Court the 9th Circuit decision not to reinstate his “Muslim ban.”

This doesn’t mean, however, that the ban is dead—it only means the stay against enforcement of the ban will continue until the constitutionality of the executive order itself is ultimately decided in court on the merits.

Earlier Friday, CNN reported that Trump is considering a revised executive order.

This is a developing story. We’ll update when more news is available.

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