Is A Constitutional Crisis Imminent In The Wake Of Trump’s Immigration Ban? / by Tyler Durden / Jan 30, 2017 7:35 PM

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Trump’s immigration ban led to complete chaos over the weekend as protesters descended upon airports and the ACLU filed a number of lawsuits seeking to overturn an executive order which they argue is tantamount to a “Muslim ban” and a direct violation of the First Amendment.  As we pointed out yesterday (see “Federal Judge Grants Partial Block Of Trump Immigration Order“), the executive order in question indefinitely suspended the resettlement of Syrian refugees and suspended all other refugee resettlement for 120 days. It also banned entry for 90 days of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

So far, four U.S. district judges — in Brooklyn, New York; Boston; Alexandria, Virginia; and Seattle — have issued temporary rulings blocking aspects of the immigration ban. That said, the provisional judicial rulings didn’t delve into deep constitutional issues of the ban which the ACLU asserts is a direct violation of the First Amendment.  Per Bloomberg:



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