ACLU Already Planning to Take Trump to Court Over His Proposed Policies

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Nov 10, 2016 6:51 AM
ACLU Already Planning to Take Trump to Court Over His Proposed Policies

Plastered across the American Civil Liberties Union’s website is a photo of Donald Trump with the words “see you in court.”

“If Trump implements his proposed policies, we’ll see him in court,” it says below the image asking for donations.

The group is urging the president-elect to reverse course on certain campaign promises relating to immigration and torture, among other issues.

“These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional. They violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and 14th Amendments. If you do not reverse course and instead endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality, you will have to contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at every step,” writes ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero.

President-elect Trump, as you assume the nation’s highest office, we urge you to reconsider and change course on certain campaign promises you have made. These include your plan to amass a deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants; ban the entry of Muslims into our country and aggressively surveil them; punish women for accessing abortion; reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture; and change our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression.

Should he move forward on any of these, Romero says the ACLU will be “ready to fight.”

“One thing is certain: We will be eternally vigilant every single day of your presidency,” he writes in conclusion. “The Constitution and the rule of law are stronger than any one person, and we will see to that. We will never waver.”