In travel ban case, Supreme Court considers "the president" vs. "this president"

Galtero Lara
Abril 24, 2018

Washington Examiner: Supreme Court takes on Trump's travel ban - "While Trump's remarks on the campaign trail could be a major flashpoint in arguments Wednesday, Josh Blackman, an associate professor at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, said he doesn't believe the justices will give weight to those statements".

The case represents a test of the limits of presidential power.Trump´s policy, announced in September, blocks entry into the United States of most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Last week, the ban on Chad was lifted after a six-month government review.

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"Right now, the travel ban is keeping families apart.It is degrading our values by subjecting a specific set of people to be denigrated and marginalized", Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin said in an interview. Trump´s administration and the prior Obama administration had defended the provision.

President Trump has issued three orders suspending admission into the US from certain countries to protect national security.

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