The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear a challenge to the most recent version of President Trump’s executive order restricting people from eight countries from traveling to the U.S.
The high court announced its decision to consider the case, Trump v. Hawaii, Friday, and the justices likely will hear oral arguments in April. A decision is expected in June.
Trump rolled out the third iteration of the travel ban last year, which restricted travel to the U.S. for foreign nationals from eight countries, including six Muslim-majority countries.
But the administration suffered a string of defeats in the lower courts. Two federal judges — one in Hawaii and one in Maryland — blocked the ban from taking effect in two separate decisions in October.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals then struck down the ban in a ruling last month. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals also is considering a challenge to the travel ban. It heard oral arguments in December, but has yet to rule on the case.
But the high court handed Trump a victory last month when it allowed the travel ban to take effect while legal challenges wound through the courts.
The ban enforces travel restrictions to foreigners coming to the U.S. from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.
Trump’s two previous travel bans were also blocked by the lower courts.