Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Supreme Court rules for Trump in challenge to his administration's travel ban

The ruling concerned the third iteration of President Donald Trump's immigration restriction, which was challenged on the grounds that it amounted to a "Muslim ban."

In the 5-4 opinion penned by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court found that Trump's immigration restriction fell "squarely" within the president's authority.

"The [order] is expressly premised on legitimate purposes: preventing entry of nationals who cannot be adequately vetted and inducing other nations to improve their practices," Roberts wrote. "The text says nothing about religion.


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