Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court’s Support of President Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’
JUNE 26, 2018
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 5-4 vote to uphold President Trump’s so-called travel ban:
The Supreme Court’s decision today is a victory for national security, the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, and the safety of U.S. citizens and other innocents.
The anti-Trump judiciary also suffered a major defeat in its political attacks on President Trump.
Considering today’s strong ruling, the Trump administration should take additional steps to keep terrorists out of the United States.
Chief Justice Roberts wrote in today’s majority opinion: “By its plain language [the law] grants the President broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States. The President lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings—following a worldwide, multi-agency review—that entry of the covered aliens would be detrimental to the national interest.”
In December 2017, Judicial Watch uncovered documents showing strong support by top DOJ officials for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ refusal to enforce President Trump’s Middle East travel ban executive order. In one email, Andrew Weissmann, one of Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors and formerly the Obama-era Chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section, applauds Yates writing: “I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”