The Legal debate over Trump’s travel ban; a Congressional updateListen 00:49:30
Guests: Theodore Ruger, Norman Ornstein
On Tuesday night, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments about President Trump’s immigration order after a Federal judge in Seattle suspended it last week. In the conference call that was nationally broadcast, the Justice Department argued that reinstating Trump’s directive was a matter of national security, while Washington state argued that the ban was illegal and unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims. We’ll start out this hour examining the legal arguments on both sides of the debate with THEODORE RUGER, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Then, we turn to long-time observer of Congress, NORMAN ORNSTEIN to get an update on the Hill, including the silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressional GOP’s evolving relationship with the White House, the slew of executive orders, the future of the ACA, Russia and more. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
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