Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Supreme Court lifts injunction on Trump Muslim travel ban, dismissing threat to religious liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, in a 5-4 decision written by Chief Justice Roberts, for the Trump administration and reversed a grant of preliminary injunction in the Muslim travel ban, sending the case back to the lower courts. Dissenting Justices Sonya Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg likened the ruling to Korematsu, the decision that declared the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II was constitutional, writing:
The United States of American is a Nation built upon the promise of religious liberty. […] The Court's decision today fails to safeguard that fundamental principle. 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 no masquerades behind a façade of national security concerns. But this repackaging does little to cleanse Presidential Proclamation No. 9645 of the appearance of discrimination that the President's words have created. READ MORE

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