The Supreme Court just issued a massive ruling in President Trump’s favor concerning the travel ban that has caused so much controversy for many months. Mainstream Media barely covered it, besides USA Today, and it isn’t really shocking as to why MSM would avoid this topic. Most national news sources refuse to show anything that would damage their narratives against Trump in any way. Heaven forbid they have to actually report real news.
State Attorneys as well as massive leftist activists have steadily thrown wrenches into the cogs of securing the safety of our country and this new development probably has them all throwing tantrums as we speak. The left wants the world to be convinced that Trump is acting in an illegal and unconstitutional way when it comes to this travel ban and their reasoning is that they feel it is religiously discriminating.
The original executive order has been revised a couple of times and this final time basically makes the lower level court rulings of before void due to countries that are NOT predominately Muslim being added to the list of banned countries, such as North Korea and Venezuela. This brilliant and necessary move rendered the argument moot and allowed for the Supreme Court to scratch the original complaints against it.
This new version will also make any new religious discrimination lawsuit absolutely impossible to try in the future. Justice Sotomayor wanted to dismiss the case in a way that would allow the previous rulings to be preserved against the ban, but instead she dissented from the rest of the Court and the rulings from the previous cases were not allowed to stand.
As reported by USA Today :
The ruling is a victory for the Trump administration, which had asked the court to drop the case after Trump signed a proclamation Sept. 24 that replaced the temporary travel ban on six nations with a new, indefinite ban affecting eight countries. That action made the court challenge moot, the justices ruled.
“We express no view on the merits,” the justices said in a one-page order.
The decision effectively wipes the record clean in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, one of two federal appeals courts that had struck down major portions of Trump’s travel ban. That case began in Maryland.
A separate case from the 9th Circuit, based in California, remains pending because it includes a ban on refugees worldwide that won’t expire until later this month. But the Supreme Court is likely to ditch that case, which began in Hawaii, as well.
But the new travel ban and the Supreme Court’s order vacating the 4th Circuit appeals court judgment puts the administration in a somewhat stronger position, at least for now.
The 4th Circuit case was brought by the International Refugee Assistance Project, which argued that banning travel from six majority-Muslim countries violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religion.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the court’s action. She would have dismissed the case but in a way that would have preserved the appeals court ruling against the ban, rather than vacating it.
Under its original schedule, the court would have heard the case Tuesday, but had delayed oral argument after Trump replaced his earlier order. The new version followed a three-month review of immigration procedures.
The latest travel ban targets five countries included in two previous versions — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — as well as Chad, North Korea and Venezuela. Unlike the earlier bans, it treats some countries and types of travelers, such as students or tourists, differently than others.
The administration told the justices last week that the new ban is “based on detailed findings regarding the national security interests of the United States that were reached after a thorough, worldwide review and extensive consultation.”
The ban’s challengers argued that the case against the last version should go forward because many of the same travelers and their families are adversely affected — not just for 90 days, but indefinitely.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the 4th Circuit challenge on behalf of the refugee group, had said charges of anti-Muslim discrimination still applied “despite some new window dressing” — a reference to the addition of North Korea and Venezuela.
Truth, justice, and the protection of our country comes first and foremost regardless of who wants to throw a fit about how it is done. President Trump intends to do all that is possible to maintain our safety and to strengthen it however he can. The left has lost yet again, and they should be starting to get used to it by now.
H/T [ USA Today ]