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Alan Dershowitz: SCOTUS Ban Ruling 'Right' to Constitution

(Fox Business' "Intel Report")

By    |   Tuesday, 26 June 2018 06:00 PM

Alan Dershowitz said Tuesday the Supreme Court's decision upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban "is right to the Constitution," even though "I'm opposed to the policy as a matter of principle."

"This is about people who want to come into the country and have no rights under the American Constitution," the Harvard Law School professor emeritus told Trish Regan on Fox Business Network. "The opinion itself is found as a matter of law.

"I much prefer to do it by individuals rather than countries, because there are good people in every one of those countries who make great visitors to America.

"Great students and ultimately great Americans," he said.

The Supreme Court upheld President Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries on a 5-4 vote, ruling it did not discriminate against Muslims or exceed his authority.

In the majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that presidents have substantial power to regulate immigration and dismissed claim of anti-Muslim bias.

Dershowitz also slammed Democratic attacks on the Trump administration, citing the call by California Rep. Maxine Waters for Americans to "absolutely harass" White House officials while they are off duty or out in public spaces.

"There's no question that this involves Democrats attacking President Trump the way President Trump attacks Democrats," he told Regan. "We've become a very divided country.

"Anything that Trump does, whether it be recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital or negotiating with North Korea, he can do no right when it comes to extremists on partisan grounds — and for some extremists on the other side, President Trump could do no wrong.

"It's important for Americans to look at every policy and decide every policy on the merits and look at every Constitutional issue.

"People who want to come into the country have no rights," he added. "So, the only issue is whether or not the ban could constitute an establishment of religion or disestablishment of Islam.

"I disagree with the policy," Dershowitz said. "It's very hard to find a strong constitutional objection to it."

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Even though Alan Dershowitz is "opposed to the policy as a matter of principle," the Supreme Court's decision upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban "is right to the Constitution."
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