Supreme Court upholds Trump's third travel ban

Supreme Court upholds travel ban.
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The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday to uphold the third iteration of President Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, reversing a lower court's holding that the ban was illegal. The Supreme Court said that Trump's order "does not exceed any textual limit on the president's authority" and that he was acting within his right to "suspend entry of aliens into the United States."

The ruling fell along the court's ideological lines. Liberal-leaning Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who dissented, said the decision "totally fails to safeguard" religious liberty and wrote that it "leaves undisturbed a policy first advertised openly and unequivocally as a 'total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States' because the policy now masquerades behind a façade of national security concerns." Read the full opinion here.

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