The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 5-4 in favor of President Trump’s policy to ban virtually all travelers from seven mostly Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., overriding the lower-court ruling that it was unconstitutional. The Onion answers the most important questions about the Supreme Court upholding the travel ban.
Q: What does President Trump’s executive action do?
A: Helps ease the burden of America’s immigrant detention centers by just turning people away at the airport.
Q: When did Trump file the original travel ban?
A: Shortly after the beginning of his term in 2017, nearly 300 years ago.
Q: Who will be exempted from the travel ban?
A: Anyone with a valid tourist or terrorist visa.
Q: Wait, didn’t Trump say America’s federal courts are weak and unjust?
A: Sure, except when they’re strong and fair!
Q: Did the current composition of the Supreme Court affect the ruling?
A: Yes, experts say the ban was only upheld due to the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in 2016 by President Mitch McConnell.
Q: How are human rights groups reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision?
A: The ACLU has released its 29,745th “history will judge this harshly” statement since Trump took office.
Q: What future impact will this ruling have?
A: Sets an important precedent for rolling back the Constitution to apply to only the people the original founding fathers intended.