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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2018 Edition include:  • Historic U.S. and South Korean diplomatic advances with North Korea  • Investigation of Russian influence in U.S. elections  • Chinese constitutional changes granting presidential terms for life  • March for Our Lives and gun control demonstrations  • Changes to U.S. immigration and trade policies  • Legalization of marijuana in Canada  • Resignation of Australian prime minister  • Pope declares death penalty inadmissible Volumes in this series dating back to 1972 are available as online editions on SAGE Knowledge.

Supreme Court Rules on Trump Travel Ban : June 26, 2018
Supreme Court Rules on Trump Travel Ban
Melissa Feinberg

On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to President Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban, which restricts travel to the United States by citizens from seven countries, a majority of which are predominantly Muslim. The Court’s 5–4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii capped two years of tumultuous litigation over multiple iterations of the travel ban. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, upholding the ban against both statutory and constitutional challenges, both of which were rooted in the argument that the president’s own incendiary comments about the need for the ban, which he had repeatedly referred to on the ...

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