WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority.

The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court’s first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, joined by his four conservative colleagues.

Roberts wrote that presidents have substantial power to regulate immigration.

The court may have signaled its eventual approval in December, when the justices allowed the policy to take full effect even as the court fight continued and lower courts had ruled it out of bounds.

Read the full decision here.

President Donald Trump tweeted “Wow!” after the decision.

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  1. I am so glad our president Donald Trump is putting Minnesota citizens first, protecting us from people like Keith Ellison and his thugs who put the rights of people who hate and want to destroy America above our rights to be free, raise a family and live in peace..