After months of judicial wrangling, President Trump’s travel ban will be going into effect. The Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision that the president has the authority to enforce his controversial ban on travel.
“The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September.
“The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.”
Only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented and would have stopped the ban.
This is a huge win for President Trump. Various parts of his orders had been stopped by federal judges all over the country, including in Hawaii, California, and Maryland.
This is not the final say on the matter though. This just means all the temporary stops on the ban are removed. The Supreme Court will still hear arguments in June.
And naturally, Twitter has exploded:
#BreakingNews Supreme Court has just upheld the Trump Administration's Travel Ban Executive Order: @realDonaldTrump's authority as @POTUS over National Security has been affirmed by #SCOTUS #MAGA @POTUS #TrumpTrain #Dobbs
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) December 4, 2017
Libs react to the Supreme Court ruling regarding the travel ban to go into full effect today ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/QPJaWQ76wR
— 🇺🇸Jojoh888🇺🇸🌹 (@jojoh888) December 4, 2017
The Supreme Court ruled to put Trump's Travel Ban into full effect. No longer will states like New York & Hawaii defy the Presidential order. We need to protect our citizens because we've had enough car run-downs, plane crashes, & bombings from Muslims.
— Sassy Gay Republican (@sassygayrepub) December 4, 2017
Everyone who is calling the Supreme Court's ruling a "Muslim ban" is wrong.
The 3rd version of the ban also included North Korea and Venezuela which most of the media is conveniently leaving out.
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) December 4, 2017
The Supreme Court agrees with Trump's #TravelBan
Guess which Obama hold over judge is going to be cranky pants?
That's right. Judge Derrick Watson. pic.twitter.com/qjk8ReEfvi
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) December 4, 2017
Told ya Liberals!!! Travel ban in effect now passed Supreme Court!!!!! pic.twitter.com/wEjpkynfMK
— Jill Beard (@jbeard12) December 4, 2017