President Trump’s travel ban is about to get a closer look from the highest court in the land.
After losses at lower courts, the Supreme Court will take on 'Trump vs. Hawaii' with a hearing later today. Josh Blackman at South Texas College of Law Houston will be inside the court room, and told KTRH there's a lot at stake.
“The Supreme Court will consider the legality of the ban. The President has defended this policy. This will be a centerpiece of the President’s agenda,” Blackman explained.
This will be one case to watch for many reasons, including the fact that Trump nominated current Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court right after taking office last year.
“In an earlier round of this litigation, Gorsuch was one of the Supreme Court justices that signaled they would have held up the entirety of the travel ban without any question,” Blackman said.
Blackman adds that the travel ban's opponents took their legal case to venues where they knew they would win. Now, in the Supreme Court, it might very well be a different story.