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Immigration Ban Illustrates Vital Role of Courts


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Immigration Ban Illustrates Vital Role of Courts

Kate Berry

Our democracy depends on courts upholding constitutional values and government officials enforcing court orders. The judiciary’s rapid response to Friday’s executive order — which instituted travel restrictions for refugees from anywhere in the world and immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries — illustrates the core role our courts play in reviewing the constitutionality of executive action.


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This independence must be the focus of the handling of the Gorsuch nomination. He must be examined for demonstrating this independence, and if he will not affirm it, should not be confirmed.