Americans look to the Supreme Court to protect constitutional rights and reign in the president or Congress when either is not complying with the law. The first few days of Trump’s administration alone have demonstrated the importance of constitutional checks and balances.
In his first week in office, President Trump issued an order banning nationals from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States—an order that several judges have halted because of concerns about its constitutionality. The president fired the acting attorney general after she refused to defend Trump’s discriminatory policy, and now his administration may be defying court orders barring enforcement of this ban. To top it all off, President Trump is facing a lawsuit claiming that he is violating the Constitution by owning businesses that receive money from foreign governments.
The above excerpt was originally published in InsideSources.
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