Because of the new Trump travel ban issued yesterday, the Supreme Court has now canceled the hearing on the prior travel ban:
JUST IN: U.S. Supreme Court cancels Oct 10th hearing on Trump travel ban after new policy unveiled.
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) September 25, 2017
NBC News Pete Williams explains below:
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) September 25, 2017
Williams says it’s a big deal that the high court canceled the hearing on its own instead of waiting on briefs from both sides to determine if the prior travel ban is moot. He notes that it could mean several of the justices themselves believe it to be moot at this point, or it could mean that they want to send the new order to the lower courts first.
As Williams puts it, the ‘legal limbo’ will continue for now. Of course, as you well know there really shouldn’t be any legal limbo as Trump is exercising his constitutionally granted powers. But unfortunately this is the world we live in…