The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases in 2018: a challenge to Trump’s travel ban, a challenge by the state of Texas to the Trump Administration’s effort to block Texas’ voter ID law and a challenge from Texas and the Trump campaign over a voter suppression commission.
The cases are expected to be closely watched for a number of reasons, but the justices could be asked to decide how the court should handle each case, including whether it should uphold the Voting Rights Act of 1965, or its provisions for federal elections and how much it should review in future cases.
In the meantime, the Supreme will hear a number more cases that could ultimately determine how far the court goes in its attempts to strike down Trump’s executive order banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Trump’s executive orders, issued in January, are also expected to make it onto the docket.
The first two orders are challenging the legality of the order and a new provision of the Voting Access and Enforcement Act, which was passed in 2018 to make the executive order illegal.
Both orders were blocked by the court.
The third order is challenging Trump’s decision to cancel the travel ban.