Supreme Court upholds Trump administration travel ban from seven countries

The US Supreme Court handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding the travel ban that targets a number of Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the argument that it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination.

“A tremendous success…A tremendous victory to the American people and for our constitution. This is a great victory for our constitution.”

Today’s ruling was 5-4 along partisan lines, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority, sending a strong message that it is within Trump’s scope of presidential authority to protect national security.

The lower courts blocked Trump’s travel ban that was announced in September, as well as two prior versions, in legal challenges brought by the state of Hawaii and others.

The ban restricts entry from seven countries to varying degrees: Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Venezuela.

Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court today to condemn its decision to uphold Trump’s travel ban targeted several Muslim-majority countries.

Immigrants and their advocates vowed to press on with their fight against the measure, which they call inhumane.

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  • Mario
    26 June 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    As expected Trump will win specially on the Supreme Court. Trump appointed Justice Gorsuch a conservative SC Justice to break the tie to majority votes. 4 Liberal Justices against, 5 conservative Justices.Justice Gorsuch is 50 yrs old, retire at 85, which mean SC will be conservative for the next 35 years. Conservatism is the future of America. Millennial who will rule the country in the future will take CONSERVATISM path in order to succeed in their carrier…Liberalism idea which is common to the leftist Democrats will die slowly.