Trump’s travel ban and the system of checks and balances

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A federal judge in Washington State issued a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Friday, exercising the country’s system of checks and balances. Now the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals here in California will decide whether the ban should be suspended while legal issues are worked out. The case could very well reach the Supreme Court, which still only has eight judges, and the stakes are high.

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Guest:
Adam Winkler - professor of law at UCLA, and author of "Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America" - @adamwinkler

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy