Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Supreme Court Goes Trump Tribal
The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's anti-Muslim travel ban.
The ruling was 5-4 along partisan lines, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority.
"The Proclamation is squarely within the scope of Presidential authority," Roberts wrote.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in a dissent, said "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 so emphatically protected."
The American Civil Liberties Union also condemned the court's ruling, writing on Twitter that "this is not the first time the Court has been wrong, or has allowed official racism and xenophobia to continue rather than standing up to it."
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