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The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can now be fully enforced.

Seven of the nine justices have granted the Trump administration’s request to lift the injunctions previously imposed by lower courts that blocked the policy.  Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor ‘76 were the two dissenters.

The justices have now allowed the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect even while legal challenges against it continue, according to the New York Times. In October, federal judges in Maryland and Hawaii blocked major parts of the latest ban while legal challenges proceeded.

The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.

The University has been opposed to Trump’s travel bans in the past. In February, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 joined 47 other college and university presidents from across the country in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to “rectify or rescind” his order. Serving as a “friend of the court,” the University filed amicus curiae briefs against the travel ban twice, first in March and then again in September.

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