THE SUPREME COURT SAYS “YES” TO THE TRAVEL BAN

The Associated Press is reporting that the Supreme Court, by a 7-2 margin (though you have to go down 7 paragraphs to find this out, and do some arithmetic because it is not specifically stated as such), has ruled the Trump Administration can enforce its ban on travel to the United States by residents of six Muslim countries – Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – which are considered hotbeds of terrorism.

Good.  It’s about damn time.

This, however, does not end the issue:  other cases related to this ban are wending their way to the court.  But today’s ruling suggests they’re not going to get anywhere.

And before anyone chimes in that the ban is anti-Muslim, I suggest they explain why 44 of the 50 Muslim-majority countries, and 9 of the 10 countries with the largest Muslim populations are NOT on this list.

If you can reconcile that with the anti-Muslim claim, I’m more than interested.

I’ll wait.

 

1 Comment

  • It took a year to get a ruling. That is not the way a country should treat matters of national security. We have to find a way to speed up this process.

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