The Supreme Court will be the final judge in determining the legality of the travel ban proposed by the Trump administration.
The administration filed papers this week to ask the justices to accept its appeal from a lower court hearing that ruled against the administration.
The court was also asked to allow the administration to enforce the travel ban until it hears the case. While it seems highly likely the court will accept the case, it is less certain if the court will stay the lower court ruling.
The court’s current term is scheduled to expire at the end of June, and it’s unlikely to hold a hearing on the matter until the fall.
Normally, the federal courts have deferred to the Executive branch when it comes to matters of national security, and many feel that the full court will be inclined to rule in favor of the Trump administration.
The lower courts based much of the decision rationale on campaign statements made by Mr. Trump according to NBC News, but it’s unclear if the Supreme Court will be willing to put as much weight on a statement made in the heat of a campaign as the lower courts did.