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Travel Ban - July 2018

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On June 26, in a 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the legality of President Trump’s Presidential Proclamation No. 9645, saying it does not violate the establishment clause[1]. The proclamation sought to ban travel to the United States primarily by people living in Muslim-majority countries.

The majority opinion evoked a 46-page dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who wrote that the majority “leaves undisturbed a policy first advertised openly and unequivocally as a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States’ because the policy now masquerades behind a façade of national-security concerns.” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined Sotomayor’s dissent. Justice Stephen Breyer filed a separate dissent that Justice Elena Kagan joined. Take a look at ADEA’s involvement in this case here


[1] Donald J. Trump, et al. v. Hawaii, et al., TRUMP v Hawaii, 585 U.S. _____ (26 Jun 2018)

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