June 26, 2018
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised decisions by the Supreme Court today that were a victory for our national security and protecting life.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that the President’s executive order to secure our border and protect American citizens is within his authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
“The Supreme Court’s decision today was a victory for American safety and security. It confirms what we already know—there are genuine national security concerns that the president has the responsibility to address and he is well within his authority to pass travel restrictions against certain countries with internal unrest and instability that prevent thorough vetting of individuals. Presidents of both parties have used this authority in the past to protect American families, and I am pleased that today’s decision upheld that authority.”
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court also found in favor of pro-life pregnancy centers, placing an injunction on a California law requiring all centers to advertise for abortion services.
“By requiring all crisis pregnancy centers to advertise information about abortion services, the California law would have forced pro-life centers to violate their strongly-held religious beliefs, in violation of the First Amendment. The Court stood for life today by recognizing that such an overbearing law likely violates freedom of speech and freedom of religion. I am pleased they stopped the law from going into effect and look forward to it being overturned soon.”
Sen. Inhofe submitted an amicus brief to the Court in support of the pro-life pregnancy center.