June 27, 2017
The Supreme Court Just Gave DT’s Travel Ban the Yellow Light
If nothing else, he’s persistent. Yesterday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favour of President Donald Trump and are allowing parts of his infamous travel ban to take effect. The highest court in the country decided it was fair to ban residents of Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen if they don’t have a “credible claim of a bonafide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” Toronto Star
What Else You Need to Know
Prior to yesterday’s ruling, Trump said the ban would take effect 72 hours after being cleared by the courts—which means the clock is ticking. The White House successfully argued that they needed a 90-day ban to take effect a.s.a.p. so they could conduct a review of their screening purposes for “national security.” They also successfully argued that they required a 120-day ban on refugees from those same countries. Trump took to Twitter (obviously) to call it a “clear victory” for the country’s national security.
SCOTUS is holding off on making a final ruling on the ban until October, when they’ll hear full arguments from both sides. However, the original purpose of the 90-day ban was for the administration to have time to improve the vetting process, so if they used their time wisely, then theoretically it should be moot by then. (Here’s hoping.)