The Muslim Ban Ruling: Supreme Court Turns Its Back On Religious Freedom.

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The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling on President Donald Trump's Muslim ban is another disappointing decision from a court that is rapidly losing its way on key religious freedom issues.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump made his animus toward Muslims clear. At one point, he called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

Trump vowed to create a database of Muslims in America and flirted with the idea of closing mosques. He told lies about the way Muslims in New Jersey reacted to the 9/11 attacks and once remarked, "I think Islam hates us. There's something there that--there's a tremendous hatred there."

This just scratches the surface. Trump unleashed dozens of similar statements. His Muslim ban, which he tried three times to implement, was obviously inspired by bias, crude stereotypes and fear. It was not the product of sound policymaking.

Yet according to our nation's highest court, this doesn't matter. A court majority on June 26...

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