October 10 CCJ Town Hall: Immigration and Partisan Gerrymandering
10.12.2017 - By The Claremont Institute
In this episode, Dr. John C. Eastman, founding director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, is joined by Andrew McCarthy, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for New York and a contributing editor of National Review; and J. Christian Adams, General Counsel for the Public Interest Legal Foundation and member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
Eastman and his guests discuss a slate of immigration cases that were argued at the Supreme Court this month: Jennings v. Rodriquez, which addresses the important constitutional question of whether it is permissible for immigration officials to detain criminal aliens for more than six months while deportation proceedings are underway, or must they be released into the interior of the country; and Sessions v. Dimaya, which addresses whether the statutory language, “crime of violence,” that triggers deportation of aliens, is unconstitutionally vague. Estman also provides an update on Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, the case challenging President Trump’s temporary suspension of immigration from six designated middle-eastern countries where terrorist activity is rampant. The case was scheduled to be heard this month, but it was dropped from the Court’s oral argument calendar after President Trump issued a new executive order dealing with the same subject.
They also discuss the important case addressing partisan gerrymandering, Gill v. Whitford, which was argued October 3, 2017.
Dr. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. He served as a law clerk with Justice Clarence Thomas in 1996-97.