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Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Trump travel ban

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The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to President Trump's previous travel ban, which expired on September 24, saying "the appeal no long presents a 'live case or controversy,'" according to the Washington Post.

Why it matters: The Post reports that "the legal battle over [Trump's] latest efforts to ban some immigrants will need to start anew." Opponents to the ban urged the court to let the lower-court rulings, which blocked the executive order, stand. The administration requested it be thrown out. In a statement following Tuesday's dismissal, the court said the case was being returned to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit "with instruction to dismiss as moot the challenge."