It was correct that federal judges stopped President Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban from going into effect, infer Michale Mannheimer and Ilya Somin of The Hill. He showed over his election campaign that he had a clear bias against Muslims, calling for a “complete and total shutdown” of them entering the US. This goes against the First Amendment, which protects freedom of religion and prevents any such discrimination. The Bill of Rights is clear that going after a certain group of people for their beliefs is wrong. The federal judges were right to block Trump’s executive order. Precedents from the past indicate that the Supreme Court should follow suit.
Judges blocking President Trump’s executive order to impose a travel ban on people from certain Muslim-majority countries sets a worrying precedent of twisting the law to fit partisan opinions, argues F. H. Buckley of Fox News. The fact that Trump had criticized Islamic terrorism in the past was used against him to deprive him of his executive rights. Even if he is biased against Muslims, it is not a court’s discretion to limit his power. This is an overreach into politics by the justice system. The Supreme Court should realize that and uphold Trump’s travel ban. It was intended to prevent the US from terrorism and is the president’s decision to make.