A major Supreme Court opinion was released on Tuesday morning upholding Trump’s travel ban. In a vote of 5-4, the justices affirmed that the travel ban was constitutional in the case of Trump v. Hawaii.
This opinion has been highly anticipated and follows lengthy litigation concerning President Trump’s travel ban.
The original was struck down, and the Trump administration rewrote the guidelines using more narrowly tailored language. This was challenged and again had to go through the legal process.
Chief Justice Roberts wrote the opinion for the court. Stating that this order was within the scope of presidential powers granted by the Immigration and Nationality Act. Pointing out that nowhere in the order was religion mentioned while taking the opportunity to slam the dissent for providing no sound rebuttal.
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