The challenge still before the Supreme Court comes out of Hawaii and deals with the revised travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries as well as a separate ban on refugees.
The refugee ban is not set to expire until October 24.
The high court ruled Tuesday that because the provision in question expired by its own terms on September 24, the appeal “no longer presents a ‘live case or controversy.’” They vacated the case, which will be remanded to the Fourth Circuit with instructions to dismiss as moot the challenge to the March 6 executive order.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the only dissenting opinion in the Tuesday decision. Sotomayor agreed that the Supreme Court should not hear the case, but argued that the ruling from the Fourth Circuit should have been kept in place.
The previous order was challenged by Hawaii as “an unconstitutional effort by the President to fulfill his campaign promise to enact a Muslim ban.”
……The court was due to hear arguments against the travel ban on Tuesday. However, in September the justices ordered challenges to the March 6 executive order to be removed from the oral argument calendar. The justices directed the parties to file briefs addressing whether the challenges are no longer an actual dispute.
On September 24, the same day that part of the March 6 order expired, Trump issued a third version of the executive order, restricting travel to the US from eight countries: Somalia, Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.
Of course, the American Communist Liberties Union is not pleased.
Contrary to the ACLU’s liberal hissy fit, Trump’s actions are backed by the Constitution, and BTW, the SCOTUS dismissed the decisions by the lower courts. That means the SCOTUS says they’re wrong.
The U.S. has the right to control who enters the country. There is no Constitutional or legal right for a foreigner to enter the U.S. It’s a privilege. Every country has immigration laws, travel laws, and borders. Obama, the most corrupt shitbag ever to occupy the Oval Office, thumbed his nose at the laws for 8 years and the libtards thought Trump would never follow through on his campaign promises.
Federal immigration law: Title 8 U.S. Code section 1182 (f):
“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate” .
This is precisely what President Trump has done. Allowing hostile Islamic vermin into the country from a region of the world that supports, indoctrinates, funds, and breeds Islamofascist terrorism is suicidal.