With only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s controversial travel ban may go into effect. The ban prevents residents from six countries populated largely by muslims from entering the United States.
CNBC reports that the this will not be the final ruling on the matter; challenges continue to roll in through federal courts. Lower courts continue to find a plethora of problems with the policy, created by Trump in September.
Critics of the ban note the arbitariness of the countries listed (Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen) and the discriminatory bias inherent to the rule, which did not include exceptions for family members of those already in the USA. Trump’s social media postings have not helped him pass the policy: his recent retweet of an overtly Islamophobic hate group is now being used to demonstrate a perceived bigoted nature of the ban.