"Today’s ruling will go down in history as one of the Supreme Court’s failures. It echoes the Korematsu decision upholding Japanese-American imprisonment. For Missourians, it brings to mind the court’s Dred Scott decision, which failed to uphold our nation’s most basic principles of freedom and equality,” said ACLU of Missouri Executive Director Jeffrey A. Mittman.
“This decision unthinkingly accepts a flimsy national security excuse for the ban instead of taking seriously the president’s own explanation for his action. It is ultimately the people of this country who will determine our nation’s character and future. The public is needed more than ever to ensure our elected officials take action to rescind and dismantle Trump’s Muslim ban."