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Friday, March 17, 2017

7 Things Trump And His Advisers Have Aaid About The Travel Ban That Wound Up Hurting Them In Court


By Washington Post, March 16, 2017

Two federal judges have now blocked President Trump’s revised travel ban, and both cited extensively the president’s own words — and those of his close advisers — as reasons they were convinced to do so. The comments, the judges said, provide strong evidence that the directive was meant to disfavor Muslims and thus violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

The Justice Department has argued that the comments should not be considered, because, in the department’s view, the courts should not look beyond official statements and the order itself to determine its purpose. Informal statements to the media, they say, “may not accurately reflect the government’s position.” And statements on the campaign trail, they have asserted, are particularly irrelevant.


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