Peter Spiro

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Peter Spiro is the Charles Weiner Professor of Law at Temple University Law School.

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Refugees

How the Courts Could See Their Way to Striking Down the Trump Travel Ban

The Trump executive order banning nationals of seven Muslim states and suspending refugee admissions is, as a matter of policy, monumentally stupid. It is malevolence tempered only by incompetence, as Ben Wittes puts it. That may ultimately prove its constitutional undoing, but the result is hardly foreordained. Beyond this weekend’s initial skirmishes, legal challenges to the order face an uphill battle.