American rights groups have harshly criticized the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a number of other partner organizations challenged the top court’s ruling on Tuesday, denouncing the decision as a historic mistake.
The ruling “will go down in history as one of the Supreme Court’s great failures,” Omar Jadwat, an attorney with the ACLU, said in a statement.
“The court failed today, and so the public is needed more than ever. We must make it crystal clear to our elected representatives: If you are not taking actions to rescind and dismantle Trump’s Muslim ban, you are not upholding this country’s most basic principles of freedom and equality,” he added.
Nihad Awad, the chief executive officer and founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, slammed the decision as extremely…