Doug Kmiec quoted in “Federal judge in Hawaii blocks new travel ban nationwide”– Los Angeles Times

May 16, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin — Professor Douglas W. Kmiec was quoted in today’s Los Angeles Times article, “Federal judge in Hawaii blocks new travel ban nationwide.” The article considers the opinions of legal experts on the revised ban on refugee resettlement and travel from six predominantly Muslim countries.

Via the Los Angeles Times:

Pepperdine University law professor Douglas Kmiec, a Justice Department official in the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, said that although he disagreed with the new travel rules, they were “clearly more defensible” than the prior ones and “should have survived review in the District Court in Hawaii.”

“The revised order was a conscientious effort to meet the objections of the 9th Circuit,” he said.

“The revised order is not drawn along religious lines; it is irrational to view it as a Muslim ban.”

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