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Georgetown Law to Defend 'Constitutional Rights and Values'

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By    |   Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017 01:35 PM

Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. has announced that its law school is setting up an institute with lawyers to take on a number of issues such as immigration, according to a Georgetown Law statement.

The Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown Law "aims to teach students to use the power of the courts to defend U.S. constitutional rights and values," the statement said.

Georgetown University is a Catholic institution with strong ties to Pope Francis, according to the Washington Examiner.

The institute will take on "immigration restrictions, religious discrimination, free expression and privacy protection, national security, and whistleblower protection," among other areas, according to the statement.

The institute already is planning to take on Texas in its battle against sanctuary cities.

"The Institute is also supporting key plaintiffs in . . . City of El Cenizo v. Texas, which challenges a new state law that seeks to counter sanctuary city policies. The law, currently scheduled to take effect on September 1, purports to make it a crime for police and other public agencies to pursue an approach to enforcing federal immigration law contrary to that officially endorsed by the State of Texas, even if they believe it is in the best interest of public safety."

"I have dedicated much of my career to developing and defending responsible executive branch authorities," said visiting professor Joshua A. Geltzer in the statement, adding that he and the institute's other lawyers "recognize the critical importance of respecting the constitutional and moral limits to executive power."

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Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. has announced that its law school is setting up an institute with lawyers to take on a number of issues such as immigration, according to a Georgetown Law statement.
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