NPR Politics Podcast Breaks Down Supreme Court Upholding Trump's Travel Ban In a 5-4 ruling that gave broad leeway to presidential authority, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump's travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries. The NPR Politics team breaks down the decision and its impact. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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Analysis: The Impact Of The Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Trump's Travel Ban

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Analysis: The Impact Of The Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Trump's Travel Ban

Analysis: The Impact Of The Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Trump's Travel Ban

Analysis: The Impact Of The Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Trump's Travel Ban

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Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to protest President Trump's travel ban. The court upheld the ban by a 5-4 margin. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to protest President Trump's travel ban. The court upheld the ban by a 5-4 margin.

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In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump's travel ban.

Trump called the ruling a "tremendous victory for the American People and the Constitution," while Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the ban "doesn't make us safer, and the Supreme Court's ruling doesn't make it right."

On this episode of the NPR Politics Podcast, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson and White House correspondent Scott Horsley explain the history of Trump's travel ban and what the ruling means.

Read the court's opinions here.

They also place the ruling in the context of the ongoing immigration debate and discuss how Justice Neil Gorsuch — who was appointed by President Trump — ended up in the majority of another 5-4 decision.

And they briefly touch on Tuesday's other Supreme Court decision, which saw the court side with California anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers in a decision saying that a state law that required the centers to be more explicit about their services violated the First Amendment.