AG Ferguson to Trump: 'Thanks' for undermining your travel ban legal team
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 3:59
That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain unsafe countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people! Harvard law professor Noah Feldman wrote in Bloomberg View that the context of Trump's comments obliterates his administration's argument that "extreme vetting" wasn't driven by unconstitutional targeting of a religion and added that Trump's contempt for the "slow and political" USA judiciary makes a 9-0 Supreme Court ruling against a travel ban possible if Trump keeps it up. The administration's lawyers and White House spokesman Sean Spicer have argued that the executive order has no connection to Trump's campaign calls for a temporary "Muslim ban" and have disputed the characterization of the order as a travel ban.
The president has stepped up his calls for implementing the travel ban following the weekend attacks in London.
Memo from legal experts to President Donald Trump on resurrecting his stalled travel ban: Quit Twitter. Has President Trump forgotten that he is in charge of the executive branch?
In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump bashed the Justice Department for its decision to ask the Supreme Court to review the second version of the ban - which he signed. The president's attempts to impose a travel ban - much less to build an global coalition against terrorism - aren't helped by his transgressive attacks on a rotating list of targets. He assailed the Justice Department for a revised version of the measure that he called "watered down" and "politically correct".
President Trump tweeted Monday night that the United States needs a "travel ban" in order to protect Americans from "certain unsafe countries".
The inconsistency put White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders in a delicate spot Monday afternoon as questions streamed in about why Trump was contradicting his aides.
Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, told Sky News he had "better and more important things to focus on" than responding to Trump's tweets.
Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, retweeted a City Hall NY1 reporter's tweet of the mayor leaving the Prospect Park YMCA shortly after 10 a.m., a number of security officers escorting him to a black vehicle, adding, "An elliptical thinker that has his city on a treadmill. working out or working?"
Lawyers for the government have said the president wants to protect the country from potential acts of terrorism and is not seeking to discriminate against Muslims. "Sad", wrote George Conway, a high-profile conservative lawyer who recently withdrew his name from consideration for a top Justice Department post and husband of Trump's advisor Kellyanne Conway. The narrower would temporarily halt entry to the US from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The March directive narrowed the scope of the original order, which was hastily unveiled during Trump's first week in office.
If anything, Supreme Court may be more likely to hear the case in light of the tweets, to determine once and for all how far the president's power goes, said Peter S. Margulies, a law professor at Roger Williams.