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The court said it would hear arguments on the legality of one of Trump's signature policies in his first months as president in the court's next term, which starts in October.

His administration has made an emergency request asking for the ban to go into effect while the litigation continues.

The court also said it would allow a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States to go into effect on the same grounds, allowing the government to exclude from the United States refugee claimants who do not have any "bona fide relationship" with an American individual or entity.

Three of the court's conservative justices said they would have let the complete bans take effect.

The majority opinion, moreover, offers no hint that Trump acted in bad faith when he claimed that his Muslim ban is justified by national security concerns. At the same time, we're very pleased that the high court has agreed to hear the case in the fall. Fellow conservative Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a dissenting opinion in which he warned that requiring officials to differentiate between foreigners who have connection to the US and those who do not will prove unworkable.

But his swing vote has also enabled a 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriages and other liberal rulings, meaning a new Donald Trump appointee could move the court rightward and, one legal activist predicted, sound the "death knell" for legal abortions.

"To prevent the government from pursuing that objective by enforcing 2 (c) against foreign nationals unconnected to the United States would appreciably injure its interests, without alleviating obvious hardship to anyone else", the Court wrote.

If Kennedy were to step down, President Trump would get to make a lasting imprint on the court, already having selected Neil Gorsuch shortly after taking office.

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond, Virginia, ruled 10-3 in May that the order amounted to unconstitutional religious discrimination.

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The White House has quietly encouraged Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire in recent months, sending signals meant to coax him into leaving the bench.

The decision by the Supreme Court to hear the Trump administration's appeal of the federal court rulings in the autumn sets up a major constitutional challenge for the nine-member court who will have to decide about the constitutionality of the U.S. president's power over immigration and national security matters.

If the court rules in favor of the administration, the ban can be implemented within 72 hours.

In March, Trump issued the narrower order.

"Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security", said Trump in a statement.

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway declined to confirm or deny the rumors of Kennedy's looming retirement in an appearance on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.

Some critics pointed out that Trump's anti-Muslim ban failed to include the two countries from where the September 11, 2001, terror attacks were from: oil partner Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

President Reagan's original choice to take Powell's place was conservative federal appeals court judge Robert Bork. The Supreme Court usually saves its most important decisions for the final day of the term.

The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals focused on federal law.

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