BREAKING: Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban for Muslim-Majority Countries in 5-4 Vote

The Supreme Court has voted to uphold the legality of President Donald Trump’s policy to ban people from Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the United States. The decision is the Court’s first substantial ruling on a Trump Administration policy.

The vote was hotly contested. Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associates Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and — most notably — the Court’s swing vote Anthony Kennedy ruled in favor of the ban. Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Sonya Sotomayor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg opposed the travel restrictions in the 5-4 decision.

In his majority opinion, Roberts said that the president has the power and authority to regulate immigration and entry into the country. The majority opinion states that national security concerns give “persuasive evidence” in favor of the travel ban’s legitimacy.

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