The Supreme Court has upheld Donald Trump’s controversial Muslim travel ban.

The case reached the Supreme Court after Hawaii filed a lawsuit against the third version of Trump’s ban, according to the New York Daily News. Opponents of the ban hoped the Supreme Court would uphold rulings from lower courts, who deemed the ban unconstitutional.

The current version of the ban rejects immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority countries Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. It also targets people traveling from North Korea and Venezuela.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the ban does not "exceed any textual limit on the President's authority,” in the majority opinion he co-wrote with the four other conservative justices. Roberts also rejected the argument that the ban was discriminatory against Muslims.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor argued the opposite in her dissent. “A reasonable observer would conclude that the Proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus,” she wrote. Sotomayor also accused the conservative judges on the bench of disregarding the needs of citizens who would be affected by the ban. She said their decision came from “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.”

Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan joined Sotomayor in dissent.

They are not the only ones outraged by the decision.

The backlash has been swift and prompted the hashtag #NoMuslimBanEver.










Once again, this country is on the wrong side of history.