The Supreme Court had a mixed ruling on President Trump’s revised travel ban. We broke it down.
Monday’s Supreme Court decision to let President Trump’s travel ban go into effect looks like a win, if you squint.
The nation’s highest court actually OK’d a weaker version of the controversial policy, a DietÂ Trump Ban that gave the president that great victory taste without all the calories of hisÂ full-fledged proposal.
Also on Monday: The court dumped a pile of other rulings affecting same-sex couples and religious folks, and the CBO found that 22 million will lose health coverage under the GOP’s latest proposal.Â
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Yes, Diet Trump BanÂ technically haltsÂ travel from six mostly Muslim countries. But anyone who can prove “a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” can freely enter, the court said. Most of the 100,000 who legally entered the U.S. from those countries last year would have qualified under the court’s new criteria. Still, Trump touted the compromise as a “clear victory”Â after his ban suffered a slew of defeats in lower courts nationwide. Here’s ourÂ guide to what the decision actually means.Â
TheÂ court hears the case for realisiesÂ in October, though, meaning Monday’s verdict could change.
The Senate bill aiming to overhaul health care would leave 22 million without coverage by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in an estimate on Monday. That’s just one million shy of what the House version â€” which Trump himself called “mean” â€” would do, per the office. Most of that damage, to the tune of 15Â million uninsured, would come by 2018 if the Senate’s proposal went into effect. Republican leaders aim to pass the bill in the Senate this weekÂ â€” if they can get their own party to like it.
Also on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that:Â
The court also agreed to hear from a Colorado baker who refused to makeÂ a wedding cake for a gay couple. That’s slated for this fall.Â