Supreme Court Upholds "Travel Ban 3.0"
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that President Donald Trump has authority to ban travelers from predominantly-Muslim countries to protect the United States. Conservatives led the 5 to 4 decision. Trump tweeted, “SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!” Last September, the Trump administration announced its third attempt to ban travel from certain Muslim countries. Federal judges blocked or delayed previous bans, citing they discriminated against Muslims. The current ban had dropped Sudan from the list, but kept Somalia, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. Venezuela and North Korea were added, along with Chad. The U.S. later dropped Chad from the banned list. We’ll discuss Travel Ban 3.0’s history, legalities, and also what comes next with Lucas Guttentag. He’s a lecturer in law, senior research scholar in law, and visiting human rights fellow at Yale Law School, where he teaches immigration law, constitutional litigation, and migration policy. Guttentag also teaches at Stanford Law School.