Today the Supreme Court of the United States lifted injunctions on President Trump's executive order blocking travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the country.
Just two of the nine Supreme Court justices—Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor—dissented.
This doesn't mean legal challenges to the travel ban are over. Lawsuits, including Washington State's, are still working their way through the courts.
We're not sure what this means for operations at Sea-Tac airport in the near term, but we've asked for comment and will update when we hear back. We've also reached out to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who has sued the Trump administration over the third version of the ban.
Update 4:23 PM: "I am disappointed by today's Supreme Court ruling in travel ban challenges brought by Hawaii and the International Refugee Assistance Project," AG Ferguson said in an e-mailed statement. "This is one step in ongoing process. I look forward to supporting Hawaii as they move forward.”
Update 5:02 PM: Port Commission vice president Courtney Gregoire said she was disappointed by the SCOTUS ruling. "As the operators of Sea-Tac Airport on behalf of the people of King County, we will continue our efforts to ensure that all travelers and their families are treated fairly and with dignity," she said.