Wednesday, June 28, 2017

‘Clear Victory’ for President Trump on Muslim Ban 2.0? Hardly.

By Cody Wofsy, ACLU
June 26, 2017
After the Supreme Court ruled today that it would hear arguments on the Muslim ban that a number of lower courts have ruled against, the president claimed “clear victory.”


In fact, the court handed the government a sweeping, but not complete, defeat. It rejected the government’s blanket ban and recognized what all the lower courts in two separate cases saw: The ban would be devastating to families, organizations, and communities across the United States. The court also allowed the government to implement only a narrow version of the ban, explaining that anyone with a “bona fide relationship” to people or organizations in the United States cannot be barred. To view that decision as “clear victory” is wishful thinking.[…]

Muslim ban protest, JFK airport, January 2017

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