Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban

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The US administration has asked the Supreme Court to revive its controversial ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries, despite repeated setbacks in the lower courts that found it was discriminatory.

President Donald Trump issued an executive order on March 6, barring people from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the government put in place stricter visa screening.

His administration has argued that the travel ban is needed to prevent "terrorism" in the US, but the ACLU and several other groups, as well as law experts, scholars and activists say that Trump's statements on the campaign trail and statements from his advisers since he took office make clear that the intent of the policy is to ban Muslims.

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