Supreme Court rules for the Constitution

Jim Hanson

3 year ago

June 26, 2017

Today the Supreme Court struck a blow for proper interpretation of Separation of Powers by allowing President Trump’s Executive Order on Travel to go into effect.

“We grant the government’s applications to stay the injunctions, to the extent the injunctions prevent enforcement of” Mr. Trump’s executive order, the ruling said, “with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

Several lower courts had stepped into the President’s lane by arguing the merits of his decision on the grounds it served no national security purpose, or that it was somehow tainted as a Muslim ban because of statements he made on the campaign trail. This is not the role our Constitution has set out for the judiciary and the unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court was a welcome reminder that dusty old document still carries some weight.

The case will be heard in full this Fall and there is no guarantee the provisions of the order will survive that challenge. But the proper order is for the President’s authority to to keep all Americans safe is preeminent and not subject to the whims of judges who want to play at Commander in Chief.

About the Author

Jim Hanson

Jim served in US Army Special Forces and conducted Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency as well as Diplomatic, Intelligence and Humanitarian operations in more than a dozen countries. He is the author of Cut Down the Black Flag – A Plan to Defeat the Islamic State, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, C-Span, and numerous national radio shows.