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Last updated: Jun 27, 2017 - 12:29 PM

BREAKING: Supreme Court to allow a limited version of travel ban
Jun 26, 2017 - 2:44 PM

WASHINGTON (ABC News) - On the last day before summer recess, the Supreme Court says that it will let the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.


The court also announced that arguments in the case will be heard in October.


The action Monday, while limited, is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.


In allowing a limited version of the ban to take effect, the court narrowed the scope of injunctions put on President Trump's executive order by lower courts. 


An exception in the ban remains for people with bona fide connections to the United States, including foreign nationals with family in the country, students admitted to an American university and workers with existing job offers in the U.S.


The six countries that are subject to the temporary ban are: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.


Refugees without bona fide connections to the U.S. are also subject to the ban.


While the high court's order was per curium, meaning there was no specific author identified, three of the more conservative justices -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch -- all wrote separately to say that they supported reversing the lower courts' injunctions in full and letting the ban go completely into effect.


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