Can a President's Words Be Used in Court?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 822 , Segment 1
Episode: Can a President’s Words Be Used in Court?, Intellectual Property and China, Training Coaches to Spot Child Abuse
- May 29, 2018 11:00 pm
- 22:07 mins
Guest: Kate Shaw, JD, Associate Professor of Law and the Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University We’re not used to getting so much unvarnished commentary from a modern US President, so the Supreme Court is now wrestling with how seriously to take President Trump’s words. They’re looking specifically at the President’s frequent campaign rhetoric calling for a ban on Muslims entering the US. Are those comments proof that the travel restrictions Trump enacted shortly after taking office were intended to discriminate against Muslims – and should that invalidate the travel ban? Also, just last week, a federal judge ruled that the President cannot block people from commenting on or retweeting his Tweets. A number of people who say they’ve been blocked by Trump on Twitter because they’ve criticized or mocked him have brought that lawsuit.