The Supreme Court made their ruling on President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban yesterday. They upheld the ban of travelers to the United States entering from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, adding the exception of persons with a genuine familial or business relationship with someone or some entity in the U.S.
Vice President for the Institute for Constitutional Government at the Heritage Foundation John Malcolm joined Chris Salcedo on today’s “Chris Salcedo Show.” He shared that oral arguments will not be heard until October, but most of the injunctions entered by the lower courts have been lifted without a split of opinion between the justices.
He reported that the challengers to the ban were asked if they would have found it unconstitutional if former presidents Bill Clinton or Barack Obama had issued it. They admitted they would not, citing tweets and statements made by Trump as part of their argument against it.
Malcolm explained that since 1972, the Supreme Court has given deference to the executive branch in matters of national security because the president receives daily briefings.