The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees from Syria and six other countries.
The justices did not answer questions about whether they would decide to take up the case, which was filed by lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Northern California, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Justice Clarence Thomas said he would have to wait to decide whether to hear the case.
The Trump administration issued the order on March 6 after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to block the issuance of an emergency stay on the executive order, which would have allowed states to implement the ban without federal approval.
Trump has repeatedly said that he would abide by the judge’s order and that he will fight to keep the order from going into effect.
Trump has said that the executive orders are needed to keep people safe, and he says they will help secure the nation against radical Islamic terrorism.
The order also bans Syrian refugees from entering the United States and halts the admission of refugees from Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.