What does the Supreme Court’s endorsement of the travel ban say about the extent of the president’s power?
After being blocked for months by lower courts, President Trump’s executive orders that restricted travel from several predominantly Muslim nations have finally reached the Supreme Court. The justices seem focused on one question: Should the president’s authority have anything to do with his personal beliefs?
On today’s episode:
• Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times.
• The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared poised to defer to the president’s national security judgments and discount his campaign promises to impose a “Muslim ban.”
• Read annotated excerpts from the arguments before the Supreme Court on the travel ban.
From HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
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