US Supreme Court upheld President Trump's travel ban. This gives him the authority to ban travellers from certain countries if he deems it is necessary to protect the country. Trump's travel ban covers Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia. The apex court ruling, by a 5-4 Conservative-driven majority, came after lower courts had struck down each of the three versions of the President's travel ban. Expressing the opinion of the court, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the presidential proclamation leading to the ban "is squarely within the scope of presidential authority," while rejecting arguments it was based on the predominant religion of most of the affected countries.