Supreme Court Reinstates Trump's Muslim Ban as It Agrees to Rule on Its Legality

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As the Supreme Court’s session draws to a close, the court on Monday reinstated most of President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban—allowing it to cover everyone except people who have a “bona fide relationship” to the United States—as it agreed to hear the constitutional merits of the ban in the fall.


The court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to enforce its 90-day ban on immigration for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries marks a major victory for the president, whose signature national security proposal suffered a series of embarrassing setbacks in the lower courts.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case in October. Trump declared in a presidential memorandum earlier this month that the ban would kick in within 72 hours if the justices allowed it to go forward.

It is, of course, unclear how exactly the justices will ultimately rule on the ban, but at least three of them appeared to send a very strong signal of where they would end up.

Managing Editor, Splinter