Supreme Court Gives the Go Ahead to Trump Travel Ban

The Trump travel ban was one of the most contentious executive orders of 2017. In December, the U.S. Supreme Court finally allowed the ban to proceed pending more detailed legal challenges. The justices allowed the third Trump travel ban to take full effect pending appeal. It was the first time justices allowed the ban to go forward in its entirety. CNN reported the decision indicated the justices might be distinguishing the third version from previous iterations and might be more likely, in the future, to rule in favor of the ban. The first two bans were derailed in the courts following claims they were discriminatory against Muslims. The initial Trump travel ban was targeted at seven predominantly Muslim countries. After President Trump’s first order was blocked in the courts, he signed the second one, imposing a ban on travelers from Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen for 90 days. Iraq was removed from the original list. Once again, all of the countries were…

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