ACS President’s Statement on Pres. Trump’s Attack on Federal Judge

Date: 
February 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 4, 2017

CONTACT:
Paul Guequierre, pguequierre@acslaw.org

Washington, D.C. – American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson made the following statement on President Trump’s attack on a federal judge who temporarily blocked his Executive Order on immigration:

“President Trump’s attack on a federal judge is inexcusable. Sadly, we have seen a pattern of total disregard for the Constitution and the rule of law in the president’s behavior. While on the campaign trail, then-candidate Trump blasted a federal judge for his ethnic heritage, saying he was incapable of ruling fairly because he was Mexican-American. Now, he has attacked another federal judge for refusing to bow to political pressure, this after firing the acting Attorney General for the same thing when she refused to defend his discriminatory Muslim ban. We have separation of powers in this country, guaranteed by the Constitution. It is clear President Trump thinks he is above the law. This puts us in very dangerous territory.” 

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