A Question to the President of the United States, Donald Trump: Is It a Travel Ban, or a Muslim Ban, or a Travel Muslim Ban?

5 Revista de Investigações Constitucionais (Journal of Constitutional Research) 2, (Curitiba, Brasil) (Fall 2018)

25 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2018  

Mohamed A. Arafa

Cornell University - Law School; Universidade de Brasília (UnB); Alexandria University - Faculty of Law; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: September 6, 2018

Abstract

Recently, the United States Supreme Court passed a victory to the current President Donald J. Trump by revitalizing parts of a travel ban on individuals from six Muslim-majority countries that he alleged is needed for national security and the interests of the United States but that adversaries criticize and claim as biased and discriminatory.

The justices lessened the scope of lower court decisions that had entirely blocked crucial parts of a March 6, 2017 executive order that Trump had said was required to avert terrorism attacks, permitting his temporary ban to go into effect for folks with no strong ties to the United States. In this domain, the court issued its order on the last day of its current term and agreed to hear oral arguments again at a later stage, so it can decide lastly whether the ban is legitimate in a foremost test of presidential powers and controls.

Keywords: Travel Ban, Muslims, Trump, Islam, Terrorism, White House

Suggested Citation

Arafa, Mohamed A., A Question to the President of the United States, Donald Trump: Is It a Travel Ban, or a Muslim Ban, or a Travel Muslim Ban? (September 6, 2018). 5 Revista de Investigações Constitucionais (Journal of Constitutional Research) 2, (Curitiba, Brasil) (Fall 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3245550 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3245550

Mohamed A. Arafa (Contact Author)

Cornell University - Law School ( email )

Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
United States

Universidade de Brasília (UnB) ( email )

Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro
Asa Norte
Brasília, Distrito Federal 70910-900
Brazil

Alexandria University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Moustafa Mousharafa Street
Soter
Alexandria
Egypt

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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