The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the American Institute for International Steel’s (AIIS) bid to overturn President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel imports, according to a decision released Monday by the court.
As a result, Section 232 tariffs on steel will remain in place.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will now hear AIIS’ appeal, the organization said in a press release Monday.
“It is rare for the Supreme Court to agree to hear a case before a ruling by the Court of Appeals,” AIIS said. “We continue to believe that we have a strong legal case that Section 232 is unconstitutional. Once the Federal Circuit has spoken, we expect that the losing party will ask the Supreme Court to review that decision.”
The Supreme Court’s decision follows AIIS’ appeal after the CIT in March ruled that it was unable to review the case on its merits, based on a 1976 Supreme Court decision.
The AIIS lawsuit sought a declaration that the statute is unconstitutional, as well as a court order preventing further enforcement of the 25% tariffs.
The plaintiffs alleged that Section 232 violates the constitutional prohibition against Congress delegating its legislative powers to the president.