A Shout-Out For Peter Spiro’s NY Times Oped on the Constitutionality of Trump’s Muslim Ban

A Shout-Out For Peter Spiro’s NY Times Oped on the Constitutionality of Trump’s Muslim Ban

I wanted to briefly point our readers to this smart oped in today’s NY Times from OJ’s own Peter Spiro on the constitutionality of Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigration into the U.S.  Peter argues that, contrary to many people’s expectations, such a ban would be constitutional.  And that’s the problem.  Read the whole thing!

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Jordan
Jordan

CNN: petition to ban Trump from UK

Jordan
Jordan

Donald Trump is a wannabe war criminal. He favors waterboarding, an infamous war crime of torture, violation of the CAT, violation of human rights law (under the U.N. Charter, the ICCPR, and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man as supplemented by the O.A.S. Charter), and crime against humanity at least if torture is part of his program involving systematic and/or widespread torture. Twenty-nine U.S. cases recognized that waterboarding and related inducement of suffocation by water is torture, as did seven U.S. Dep’t of State Human Rights Country Reports and three Human Rights Courts in Europe and the Americas. He favors killing members of the family of terrorists, an infamous war crime of collective punishment, reprisal, and murder as well as a violation of human rights law and a crime against humanity at least if murders are part of his program involving systematic and/or widespread killings. He favors detention of refugees in concentration camps on the basis of their religious preferences, an infamous form of arbitrary detention not authorized by the laws of war and a war crime in a theatre of war in time of war and an infamous violation of human rights law regarding personal… Read more »

Edward Brynes
Edward Brynes

“He favors detention of refugees in concentration camps on the basis of their religious preferences …”

If you google on “detention of refugees in concentration camps” Germany at least is doing this now.

Kumar

@Jordan
Why don’t the civil rights groups preach about the laws of war and the breaches committed by the Islamic State of the various conventions and treaties? These laws are no deterrent for groups like the ISIS, Boko Haram and al Shabaab.

A Layman Limey
A Layman Limey

There is a letter by Lachlan MacKinnon in today’s Times (the original one) also arguing the legality of the proposal.

Edward Brynes
Edward Brynes

The news story about recent refugees being housed at Buchenwald is here but it seems to be bogus, regret error:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/germany-housing-refugees-in-buchenwald-concentration-camp/

Jordan
Jordan

Kumar: they do! Amnesty Int’l, Human Rights Watch, etc. The ISIS crimes are well known.