Dershowitz: Supreme Court Will Find Trump Travel Order Constitutional, Even Without Gorsuch


Legal eagle Alan Dershowitz weighs in on the Ninth Circuit's decision to strike down President Trump's new travel order. From Wednesday's broadcast of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360:

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: Professor Dershowitz, you were referenced by President Trump saying that even you believe that they will win at the Supreme Court. Is he right in saying that you believe that? And how surprised are you by the president's comments about the Ninth Circuit and obviously going after this judge in particular?

ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Well, I think the president makes a mistake going after judges. He quoted me correctly, I do think he will win many the United States Supreme Court. It will be an important decision because it will be the first time a court has really handled political statements during a campaign and be used to strike down a facially constitutional statute.

I hope the president doesn't misinterpret my statements to say I support the order. I don't support the order. I don't think it's necessary for the safety of the United States. I'm opposed to it. But I think there's a difference obviously between not supporting an order on policy grounds and finding it unconstitutional. I do not think it's unconstitutional. I think the Supreme Court will uphold it even if Gorsuch is not yet on the Supreme Court. But if he does make it there in time then it will be a clearer victory for the Trump administration in the Supreme Court.

Show commentsHide Comments

Latest Political Videos

Video Archives