Trump’s travel ban: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges against it continue. The decision was a victory for the administration after its mixed success before the court over the summer, when justices considered and eventually dismissed disputes over the second version.The ban, which is the latest version of Trump’s executive order and bars people from Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, has been accepted by the apex court for the first time in its entirety. According to sources, seven out of nine judges voted in favor of the ban, lifting injunctions imposed by lower courts. Under an executive action announced in July, an exception would be made for travelers with “bona fide” links inside the United States such as documented business purposes or close family relationships.The ruling does not mean that the supreme court has accepted the ban as constitutional, but that it finds persuasive the Trump administration’s argument that an emergency injunction against the ban was unnecessary. The high court is expected to weigh the ban on its merits and to rule on whether it violates constitutional protections against discrimination in the coming months.
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