Friday, January 20, 2017

ACLU vs. Trump

After it became clear that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president, the ACLU got to work digging into his policy statements. [...] According to our analysis, then-candidate Trump articulated policies that would flagrantly violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.


We will be the David to the federal government's Goliath. [...] The Department of Justice has 11,169 lawyers, including 223 at the FBI; the Department of Homeland Security has 2,197 lawyers; and the Departments of Education, Defense, Health and Human Services, and Labor have 5,539 lawyers among them. In total, these six federal executive departments have nearly 19,000 lawyers at their disposal to fight our 300-person team’s relentless work to secure justice and accountability. (These numbers don't include the federal intelligence agencies, such as the CIA, which do not disclose the size of their legal teams.)

Good luck to the ACLU. They may need your support.  And you will undoubtedly need theirs.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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