ACLU lawyer admits Trump travel ban would be constitutional if Hillary had issued it

An ACLU lawyer arguing against the Trump travel ban in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday told a federal judge that the executive order initiating the ban would have been constitutional if a President Hillary Clinton had issued it. The lawyer cited Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric as demonstrating "animus" thus delegitimizing the order. The judge was understandably perplexed. NTK Network: Jadwat argued that Trump’s campaign animus motivated the order, making it illegitimate. This claim was challenged by the Fourth Circuit’s Judge Paul Niemeyer. “If a different candidate had won the election and then issued this order, I gather you wouldn’t have any problem with that?” Niemeyer asked. Jadwat dodged on directly answering the question at first, but Niemeyer persisted, asking the question again. Jadwat again tried to avoid the question, asking for clarification on the hypothetical, but Niemeyer once again demanded...(Read Full Post)