The US Supreme Court has permitted full enforcement of Trump travel ban for residents of 6 Muslim majority nations. The top US Court bench with 2 dissenting votes passed the verdict that travel ban can be fully enforced. Meanwhile, legal disputes against it are finding their way into the courts.
The action by the US Supreme Court indicates that the high court might clear the latest travel ban version that was passed by Trump in September this year. It is applicable to travelers from Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Iran, and Chad.
Earlier, lower courts in the US had said that travelers who had real ties with an entity or person in the US could not be barred. They had also ruled that relatives, cousins, and grandparents could not be excluded, as quoted by the Times of India.
Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have upheld the orders of the lower courts and gave dissenting votes.
Twin US Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments on the legality of the travel ban this week. They are based in Richmond, Virginia and San Francisco. Both these courts are hearing the case in an accelerated way. The US Supreme Court has observed that these courts will reach decisions with a suitable message.
Faster hearings by appellate courts will facilitate the Supreme Court to hear and pass the final verdict on the issue within this term, by June 2018. The latest verdict by the Supreme Court is in favor of the White House. The courts had earlier limited several versions of the travel ban. It will also augur well for the US administration if the Supreme Court takes the final call on the actions of the US President.
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