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NPR Politics Podcast Analyzes Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's Retirement

Supreme Court upholds President Trump's Muslim travel ban US Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Travel Ban
Doris Mccormick | 28 June, 2018, 23:26

Shortly after supporting anti-LGBTQ discrimination, further muting voting rights, and making some very bad decisions about abortion clinics, the highest court in the USA chose to uphold Donald Trump's travel Muslim ban, effectively siding with state-sanctioned islamophobia, according to NBC.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who was among those who challenged the ban, said, "we may not always win, but we'll always stand up for what's right".

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a scathing statement condemning what it called Trump's 'Muslim ban'. The newest justice will do more to reshape the court than Gorsuch's confirmation did.

That practice was "objectively unlawful and outside the scope of Presidential authority, ' the justices wrote, but Trump's policy was 'neutral" on its face - a decision 'denying certain foreign nationals the privilege of admission'.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump deflected a question on whether he should wait until after the midterm elections to announce a successor to Kennedy, saying he hasn't "really thought about that".

Soon after the court's ruling, President Trump took to Twitter and expressed his happiness posting,"SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. In this era of worldwide terrorism and extremist movements bent on harming innocent civilians, we must properly vet those coming into our country". In April, the USA lifted travel restrictions on Chad. "Because I've read Bush v. Gore and Citizens United, you never had one!" The Court has repeatedly ruled that evidence of discriminatory motive targeting people on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion, can invalidate even a seemingly "neutral" policy that does not explicitly mention the forbidden classification, unless the government can prove it would have adopted the same policy for legitimate reasons.

Kavanaugh was a late add to Trump's list of potential nominees, but many believe the 53-year-old judge who sits on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit might be the favorite. "The media and critics weren't listening".

‘Strange match’ awaits England and Belgium
The Three Lions striker now leads the Golden Boot standings in Russian Federation , netting five times in the first two matches. England , though, appear more bullish about the fixture and goalkeeper Pickford sees no need for split priorities.


Everything you need to know about the World Cup’s fair play tiebreaker
Japan , meanwhile, finish second and also progress to the next round despite losing their last game of the group to Poland. Despite the fact a Senegal goal would have knocked them out, Japan made no effort to attack during the final 10-15 minutes.


U.S. walks back China tech investment restrictions
Mnuchin also said that recent adverse market reactions to rising trade tensions had not played a role in the president's decision. The White House decided that this was enough to justify not looking into any additional limits on Chinese investment.


Sen. Ed Markey said the court is "enshrining Donald Trump's legacy of hate".

Kennedy's retirement gives Mr. Trump his second nomination, following Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) celebrated the ruling by tweeting from his campaign account a photograph of himself shaking hands with Gorsuch.

In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the president has the authority under US immigration laws to limit travel from foreign countries on national security grounds, as the Trump administration has argued.

Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina, said in a statement she was "deeply disappointed" in the ruling.

A writer in the National Review once wrote, "No one has been more dedicated to the enterprise of building a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe v. Wade than the Federalist Society's Leonard Leo..."

In a 5-4 decision in Husted v A Philip Randolph Institute, the court upheld an OH law under which voters are purged from registration rolls according to rules that have been found to disproportionately affect communities of color.

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