Seven of the Supreme Court’s nine justices yesterday allowed President Trump’s so-called “travel ban” to go fully into effect. Finally. Even if this is technically just a temporary measure, the size of the majority suggests that lower court rulings to the contrary will also ultimately be overturned by the Supremes.
That’s good news for the President. But more importantly, it’s good news for the presidency – and the country. The various suits filed by several state attorneys general and others have challenged the authority clearly vested in the nation’s chief executive by both the Constitution and statute to exercise basically complete discretion about who to allow into the United States and who to keep out.
Mr. Trump properly seeks to exclude those wishing to do us harm from failed and hostile states. Thankfully, the Supreme Court seems to agree that’s his job.