The Supreme Court has upheld Donald Trump’s travel ban with a 5-4 majority vote. The ruling holds a significant message. The ruling by the courts has basically shown Donald Trump and any other president moving forward, that no matter what you say out of your mouth, or the reason or real purpose behind a policy or law, if you add National Security to your argunent, the mostly conservative Supreme Court will uphold it. A very dangerous power to place in the hands of one man.
Trump called the ruling a “tremendous victory for the American people and the Constitution.” The ban has been revised several times as it made its way through the Circuit Courts before ultimately landing in the Supreme Court’s lap. The travel ban the Supreme Court approved this morning restricts travel from Iran, Syria, North Korea, Yemen, Libya, Venezuela, and Somalia. Justice Sonia Sotomayor blasted the court’s decision.
“The majority here completely sets aside the President’s charged statements about Muslims as irrelevant. That holding erodes the foundational principles of religious tolerance that the court elsewhere has emphatically protected, and it tells members of minority religions in our country that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community.”