The Justice Department is planning on taking a Thursday ruling on President Trump's travel ban to the Supreme Court.

A Justice Department official said the administration will ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on a three-judge panel's ruling that the Trump administration's travel ban could not deny grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended family members an exemption to travel into the United States.

"The Supreme Court has stepped in to correct these lower courts before, and we will now return to the Supreme Court to vindicate the executive branch's duty to protect the nation," a Justice spokeswoman confirmed to The Hill.

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