Supreme Court upholds entire Trump travel ban, rejects discrimination claim
Today the Supreme Court upheld the entire Trump travel ban and rejected discrimination claim. The President quickly responded on Twitter “Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban Wow!
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, joined by his four conservative colleagues.
Roberts wrote that presidents have substantial power to regulate immigration. He also rejected the challengers’ claim of anti-Muslim bias.
Roberts was careful not to address President Trumps tweets about immigration and muslims.
“We express no view on the soundness of the policy,” Roberts wrote.
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2018
Liberals continue to frame the Trump travel ban as a ban on Muslims. But of the 49 countries included in the ban only 6 are predominately Muslim countries. And all of those 6 are known sponsors of terrorism.
The travel ban has been fully in place since the court declined to block it in December. The justices allowed the policy to take full effect even as the court fight continued and lower courts had ruled it out of bounds.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissent that based on the evidence in the case “a reasonable observer would conclude that the Proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus.” She said her colleagues arrived at the opposite result by “ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the Proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals, many of whom are United States citizens.”
Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan also dissented.
The four liberals on the court would basically vote to eliminate the Constitution. This is why elections are important. One more liberal on the court to go along with Moderate Kennedy and the United States would be finished.