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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Travel Ban Only Illegal Because Trump Is President


ACLU Admits Trump’s Travel Ban 

Would Be Legal - With This 

One Condition

  • 05/09/2017 
  • Source: AAN 
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Trump’s executive order banning travel for several Muslim countries would be
 legal—if only Hillary Clinton was President. At least, according to the ACLU 
attorney currently arguing against the ban in the Fourth Circuit Court of 
Appeals.

Omar Jadwat, the ACLU attorney, argued that Trump’s campaign promise to 
ban Muslims from entering the country motivated the travel ban, which made it discriminatory.

Fourth Circuit Judge Paul Niemeyer challenged that claim, using point blank: 
“If a different candidate had won the election and then issued this order, I
 gather you wouldn’t have any problem with that?”

Jadwat dodged the question, and asked for clarification, but Niemeyer was 
persistent:

“We have a candidate who won the presidency, some candidate other than 
President Trump won the presidency and then chose to issue this particular 
order, with whatever counsel he took,” Niemeyer rephrased. “Do I understand 
that just in that circumstance, the executive order should be honored?”

Jadwat was forced to admit: “Yes, your honor, I think in that case, it could be 
constitutional.”

Trump’s travel ban has been currently put on hold, after a federal judge in
 Hawaii blocked it. After the Fourth Circuit makes its ruling, the case will 
likely go all the way to the Supreme Court for a final decision.