The Supremes Finally Green Light the ‘Travel Ban’

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.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.