(From The Washington Examiner)
The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency Tuesday, upholding his travel ban restricting travel to the U.S. for foreign nationals from seven countries.
The high court ruled 5-4 along ideological lines in favor of the Trump administration in the case, which marked the first time one of Trump’s policies was reviewed by the justices.
Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the opinion for the majority. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the crucial swing vote in the case, sided with the conservative justices.
Writing for the majority, Roberts said the president’s travel executive order “is squarely within the scope of Presidential authority” under federal immigration law.
The case involved a challenge to the third iteration of Trump’s travel ban, which he signed in September 2017. The order placed restrictions on foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. from eight countries that Trump said were unable to determine whether its emigrants have terrorist backgrounds.