In news that is total garbage, the Supreme Court in the United States will allow Trump and his cronies to enforce their 90-day ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries. 

The executive order, first issued in January, blocks citizens from Iran, Somalia, Sudan, SyriaYemen and Libya from entering the US for three months. 

Two federal appeals courts temporarily blocked both Trump’s initial order and a revised order issued in March. 

The Trump administration then appealed those decisions to the Supreme Court so that it could enforce its ban, making final submissions last Wednesday. In those submissions they pushed for removal of the blocks, and a full hearing later in the year.  

The full hearing is set for October this year.

Last week Trump said the ban would come into effect three days after being cleared by the courts, so that’s this Thursday, although there is still a protection for foreigners with “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity” in the US. 

The nine Supreme Court Justices who made the disappointing ruling were Chief Justice John Roberts (Republican), and Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy (R), Clarence Thomas (R), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Democrat), Stephen Breyer (D), Samuel Alito (R), Sonia Sotomayor (D), Elena Kagan (D) and Neil Gorsuch (R). So it’s not exactly surprising, considering the political split there. 

Pretty surprising we haven’t seen a quick gloat from the Prez yet, but I’m sure there’ll be one waiting when we wake up. Blegh.
 

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Source: CBS News