by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Handing the White House a huge judicial victory, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries.
As the AP reported, The justices said the policy can take full effect despite multiple legal challenges against it that haven’t yet made their way through the judicial system.
This represents a crushing legal blow to Democrats and Muslim pressure groups like CAIR, which had vigorously fought what they called a “Muslim ban.”
The ban applies to people from Syria, Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
Lower courts had said people from those countries with a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be prevented from entry.
Grandparents and cousins were among the relatives courts said could not be excluded.
Those rulings are now blocked, and Trump and his DHS may proceed with the full ban as they see fit, as the legal process continues.
Liberals are stunned at the overwhelming 7-2 Court vote in favor of Trump, with only far-left Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor saying they would have left the lower court orders in place.
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, will be holding arguments on the legality of the ban this week.
Both courts are dealing with the issue on an accelerated basis, and the Supreme Court noted it expects those courts to reach decisions “with appropriate dispatch.”
Quick resolutions by appellate courts would allow the Supreme Court to hear and decide the issue this term, by the end of June.
It is expected that the Trump Administration will likely ignore further trouble-making by left-leaning District and Appeals courts to delay the ban, with this stunning Supreme Court ruling going their way.