On Monday evening, the Department of Justice filed a 15-page brief defending President Trump's executive order on immigration, and moments later, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said it will hear a challenge to his travel ban Tuesday evening.
Last week, a federal judge in Seattle temporarily suspended two key parts of the ban against all refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, and on Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit court will listen to oral arguments during a hearing conducted by telephone at 6 p.m. ET to decide the fate of the restraining order. The attorneys general of Washington and Minnesota have both challenged Trump's executive order, arguing that if the temporary suspension is lifted, "chaos" will ensue once more. The case is widely expected to end up before the Supreme Court.