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Melissa Feinberg

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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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