U.S. Supreme Court rightly condemns Korematsu decision in travel ban ruling

Protesters gather at a rally in Washington on Oct. 17 2017. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Manuel Balce Ceneta

Protesters gather at a rally in Washington on Oct. 17 2017. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Manuel Balce Ceneta

That practice was "objectively unlawful and outside the scope of Presidential authority, ' the justices wrote, but Trump's policy was 'neutral" on its face - a decision 'denying certain foreign nationals the privilege of admission'.

In a 5-4 decision in Husted v A Philip Randolph Institute, the court upheld an OH law under which voters are purged from registration rolls according to rules that have been found to disproportionately affect communities of color.

Reuters Graphics looked at how Kennedy and other judges ruled on major cases in the 2017-2018 term.

Trump tweeted his response in all caps following the ruling, "SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN".

Kennedy was not at all a staunch supporter of abortion rights; he authored the decision upholding the federal ban on so-called "partial birth abortions" in Gonzales v. Carhart.

But the travel ban, which the Supreme Court allowed to take effect in December, has been widely criticised by refugee and human rights groups.

But the restrictions on North Korea and Venezuela were not part of the legal challenge.

South Korea v Germany
And, speaking at his prematch news conference, Bundestrainer Low said that he does not want to be involved in a nailbiting finish. This could be the most dramatic ending to a group at this World Cup . "Our World Cup begins today", the superstar said.

Fivethirtyeight lists him as No. 52 in the 100-member Senate of lining up with Trump. But so far they have shown zero interest in any sort of delay in getting a second Trump justice onto the bench, with McConnell planning confirmation hearings in August and a Senate debate and vote as soon as possible thereafter. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both R-Ariz., who are considered among the presidents most vocal Republican critics on Capitol Hill.

After months of sparse activity in PredictIt's "Who will be Trump's next Supreme Court nominee?" contracts, trading was brisk following Kennedy's retirement announcement. On Wednesday, after Kennedy's resignation was announced, Donnelly gave an emphatically milquetoast statement in response to the news of an eventual confirmation vote, a sure sign of how carefully he'll have to navigate the process; Manchin appeared to voice support for McConnell's confirmation schedule; and Heitkamp said that "two wrongs don't make a right", an allusion to Obama's scuppered nomination of Merrick Garland.

The simple reality is that a conservative court is about to get much more conservative.

Leonard Leo, an outside advisor to Trump on judicial nominations who is on leave from his post at the Federalist Society, said Trump's list of potential nominees for this vacancy includes numerous very best judges in America. He said the seat should be left open for the next president to fill. It was an invitation for challengers to return to the Supreme Court with a standard, and they did so this year in two cases dealing with districts clearly drawn to entrench the control of those who already hold office. "And he certainly has understanding and experience around the Supreme Court".

Mrs Sotomajor said her conservative colleagues arrived at the opposite result by "ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the Proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals, many of whom are United States citizens".

"It truly saddens me that this court doesn't check this president's worst impulses", said Karol Brown, a Bellevue-based immigration attorney.

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