BREAKING: President Trump's Travel Ban Backed By Supreme Court

BREAKING: President Trump’s Travel Ban Backed By Supreme Court

On Monday afternoon, the Supreme Court granted the administrations request to lift the injunctions imposed by lower courts that blocked Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries.

The justices said that policy can take full effect despite the legal challenges against it still making its way through lower courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September.

The ban applies to travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.

Two of the nine justices dissented in the decision, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, said they would have left the lower court orders in place.

The executive order to suspend travel from the six countries was first temporarily blocked by a federal judge in Seattle a week after it was issued. Since then, the ban was blocked two more times.

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  • Toastrider

    Interesting. A 7-2 decision with only Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissenting.

    I guess they REALLY didn’t want to set any precedents for lower courts to start locking down the executive when/if a Democrat ever gets back into the White House.

    (To be fair, I agree with the ruling, I’m just cynical about motivations)

  • Toastrider

    Interesting. A 7-2 decision with only Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissenting.

    I guess they REALLY didn’t want to set any precedents for lower courts to start locking down the executive when/if a Democrat ever gets back into the White House.

    (To be fair, I agree with the ruling, I’m just cynical about motivations)

    • Michael

      the thing about cynicism is its usually spot on

  • Silence Dogood

    It’s good to know the majority of SCOTUS can read the Constitution. The Constitution specifically lays out the powers of the POTUS and among them are restricting who can come and go from the USA. It doesn’t matter what Trump’s motives are (though it’s not racism; you can’t be racist against a religion lol), he simply has that power.

  • Danlantic

    The 7 out of 57 Muslim majority countries under the ban were selected by the Obama administration as a special problem.

    BTW, in 1995 Congress voted to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Clinton signed it into law. Dianne Feinstein voted for it. Presidents since then have used it as an applause line when pandering to Jewish audiences.
    https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=104&session=1&vote=00496#position

    In June the Senate voted 90-0 to reaffirm that. Trump signed the traditional hypocritical waiver that US presidents have used to sidestep the issue. Feinstein voted Yea.

    https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00138.xml

    Sorry for pandering but Trump is a mensch on this.

    BTW, one of the grounds for which a president can be impeached is defying the intent of the Senate on foreign policy.