The Trump administration is now asking the Supreme Court to block a Maryland district court order that prohibited President Trump from largely enforcing his latest travel ban.

Solicitor General Noel Francisco filed a request with the court late Tuesday to reinstate all of the president's new targeted restrictions on immigrants from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia.

If the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the district court order, Francisco said the Supreme Court is likely to hear the case as it did the last time the courts barred the president from enforcing entry restrictions on certain foreign nationals in the interest of national security.

Read the complete original version of this item...