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The Supreme Court upholds President Trump’s travel ban

Posted: 9:48 AM, Jun 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-26 11:48:01-04

The Supreme Court has upheld President Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries. 

In doing so,  the high court is rejecting a challenge that the ban discriminated against Muslims, or exceeded the president’s authority.
  
Chief Justice John Roberts, wrote the majority opinion for the 5-4 decision, saying that presidents have substantial power to regulate immigration.

Roberts also wrote that the court expresses "no view on the soundness of the policy." Writing the dissent was Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said a reasonable observer would conclude the ban was, "motivated by Anti-Muslim Animus."

The ban applies to travelers from five countries where a majority of the populations are Muslim and include Iran, Libya,Somalia,Syria and Yemen. 

In response to the news of the ruling, President Trump tweeted, "wow."

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