Twitter Erupts Over Ruling on Trump’s Travel Ban: SCOTUS ‘Legitimized Religious Animus. Shame’


Many on social media reacted swiftly on Tuesday, after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold President Donald Trump‘s travel ban against a number of Muslim-majority nations, as well as Venezuela and North Korea.

In a 5-4 ruling, the court decided that Trump has the authority and power to set limits on immigration when sufficient evidence is presented regarding national security concerns. In light of this development, Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have both gone on Twitter to take victory laps.

While this ruling is bound to delight Trump-world, plenty of media figures and political observers are also coming out on Twitter to condemn the decision. Most critics are calling the ruling a victory for Islamophobia, a reminder of the political wrongs against former President Barack Obama‘s unappointed Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, and a disturbing echo of Korematsu v. United States: the case allowing for Japanese-American internment on the grounds of national security.

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