10 things you need to know today: June 27, 2018

The Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban, a former Bernie Sanders organizer ousts the No. 4 House Democrat, and more

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1. Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the third version of President Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. from five mostly Muslim countries. The court's 5-4 conservative majority found that Trump was within his authority over immigration, and that his previous statements claiming that Muslims pose a danger to the U.S. did not make the policy an unconstitutional example of religious discrimination. The decision came after more than a year of legal wrangling that started days into Trump's administration. The president called the ruling "a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians." In a searing dissent, liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor likened the decision to Korematsu v. United States, the 1944 ruling that endorsed detention camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

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Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.