AG Derek Schmidt statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision in Trump v. Hawaii

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TOPEKA – (June 26, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement in connection with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in Trump v. Hawaii, the so-called “travel ban” case:

“Today’s decision elevates the rule of law over the passions of politics. All along, Kansas has participated in this case in support of the legal authority of the President of the United States, as provided by law, to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States when he finds their entry would be detrimental to the interests of the country. People who dislike this president’s policies, or just dislike this president, tried to paint this case as being about other issues, but the Supreme Court saw through their complaints and today vindicated the constitutional and statutory powers of the presidency.”

Kansas participated in support of the administration’s legal position as a friend of the court. A copy of the Kansas amicus curiae brief is available at http://bit.ly/2oKu1GE, and copy of today’s Supreme Court decision is at http://bit.ly/2KaErwK.