Justices Cautious To Tread On Trump’s Power Over Travel Ban

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Law360 (April 25, 2018, 4:37 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over the third version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, with the justices appearing skeptical of the state of Hawaii’s assertion that the president overstepped his statutory immigration powers.

U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco asserted that the scope of the policy fell well within the president’s broad authority under Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, also known as 1182(f) of the U.S. Code, which allows the president to “suspend