Lee Gelernt


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The Court was right to strike down the guts of a law that is not only patently unconstitutional but bad policy as well. Hopefully other states will now not follow Texas' lead.feedback
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Aug 30 2017
We found 19 articles in which Lee Gelernt said something. The most recent Lee Gelernt’s quote is: “Upholding the law would send a terrible signal to other states that they can enact similar or even more draconian laws.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Lee Gelernt 22 times. On this page, you will find all of Lee Gelernt’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Mar 06 2017

The administration is clearly trying to change the narrative and say that the order is constitutional now in light of these tweaks. It's incumbent on us to make clear to the public that the core constitutional problem of religious discrimination remains. I think the public will see these tweaks for what they are: an attempt to do an end-run around the courts without really eliminating the constitutional problems.feedback

Feb 28 2017

The primary focus is being able to respond immediately to any request by the government to lift any of the injunctions, before the courts have had a chance to examine the new order.feedback

Feb 21 2017

We do not think that religious discrimination will automatically be removed simply by tweaking the wording of the executive order. We're certainly pleased if certain groups are exempted, like legal permanent residents and existing visa holders. But that will not cure all the legal defects.feedback

Feb 11 2017

The discrimination is really at the core of the problems, and so any order that discriminates against Muslims in intent or on the order's face, would make it unlawful. Regardless of whether lawful permanent residents were excluded from the executive order's coverage.feedback

Jan 31 2017

It's coming in the very, very near future. That myth is wrong. I'm not going to tell you this will be easy litigation. It's going to be a protracted battle.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - Human Rights

The community support from everyone in New York and around the country is absolutely critical. Any successful civil rights movement needs the technical lawyering in court and the enormous support from the public.feedback

Jan 30 2017

The [judge's ruling] is a blanket order for everyone that is affected by the Trump order no matter what status they're in.feedback

Jan 29 2017

We just simply don't know how many people there are and where they are.feedback

Jan 28 2017

Realistically, we don't even know if people are going to be allowed onto the planes. This order would protect people who they allow to come here and reach U.S. soil.feedback

Jan 28 2017

But the critical point tonight is no one can be sent back to one of these countries.feedback

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