Give Donald Trump this: He’s single-handedly got the ACLU rushing to the defense of the Constitution. Last week, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero published: “Donald Trump: A One-Man Constitutional Crisis.” Now today appears “The Trump Memos,” a 27-page “constitutional analysis of the public statements and policy proposals of Donald Trump” that condemns, for example, Trump’s proposals to deport U.S. citizens or “open up libel laws.”
Fair enough. Trump has pitched a great many ideas that don’t pass constitutional muster, and he should be called on them.
But one gets the impression that this may be a somewhat-less-than-objective “analysis.” E.g., here is why the ACLU opposes the overturning of Roe v. Wade: “Overturning Roe would undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and damage the United States’ commitment to the rule of law.” First: No, it wouldn’t. Second: What does this have to do with Donald Trump?Read the rest of Ian Tuttle's op-ed HERE.
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