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Yesterday, as President Trump’s prior Executive Order barring admission of refugees expired and a new Executive Order took effect, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order (full text) in Trump v. Hawaii in which it had previously granted review to decide on the constitutionality of the President’s second travel ban.  In the order the Court vacated the judgment below and remanded to the 9th Circuit with instructions to dismiss as moot the challenge to the prior Executive Order.  Justice Sotomayor dissented from the order vacating the judgment below and would dismiss the writ of certiorari as improvidently granted. The Court earlier dismissed another challenge on similar grounds. (See prior posting.)