President Donald Trump took to Twitter to hail the Supreme Court's decision to uphold part of his hotly contested travel ban.
The court decreed that the travel ban could not be imposed on anyone who had “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” Those with a "bona fide relationship" include individuals seeking to enter the United States to visit a relative, accept a job, attend a university or deliver a speech.
The court plans to hear the case for the ban in the fall, signaling a potentially harsh legal battle over the scope of the president's power over the nation's borders.
You wouldn't know that battle's still on the horizon if you only saw Trump's tweet, though.
Very grateful for the 9-O decision from the U. S. Supreme Court. We must keep America SAFE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2017
Twitter users immediately fired back. Trump's celebration was premature, as this user pointed out.
But the case wasn't decided. They voted to put it on the docket for October, and that the ban can stay *for now.*— Laura Nowlin (@Laura_Nowlin) June 26, 2017
Others followed suit.
America won't be SAFE until we vote Trump out on November 3, 2020.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 26, 2017
Literally all they did was agree to take your case in a few months. You didn't win anything.— William LeGate (@williamlegate) June 26, 2017
You get that they agreed to hear the case, not that they have ruled in favor of you -- right?— Laura Packard (@lpackard) June 26, 2017
lmao. This dummy doesn't even understand the decision won't allow his travel ban to go forward. 🤣— XXXTentacleporn (@JustinCaffier) June 26, 2017
The ruling wasn't 9-0, as Trump claimed. The ruling was per curiam, which means it was the decision of the court, acting as a unit. Three of the court's most conservative members--Justives Neil M. Gorsuch, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Clarence Thomas--dissented, saying that they would support Trump's ban if it went into full effect without regard to a foreign national's connection to the U.S.
The ruling only applies for the period of time between now and when the justices make a final ruling, which should be in the fall.