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Is it legal? How could it work? Legal experts say Trump would need to use 'most reviled' decision in Supreme Court history

Source: 
Daily Mail
Author: 
Daniel Bates
Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

"It is widely regarded as one of the most shameful episodes in America's history.

But the internment of Japanese citizens during WWII would be Donald Trump's best hope of passing his ban on Muslims entering the US.

Constitutional experts said that internment was the closest precedent that Trump could turn to were he to try and implement his policy - even though it would be 'constitutionally dead on arrival'.

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However nowadays it would stand no chance of passing, said Richard E. Levy, the J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Kansas.

He said that in order for a bill that targets a specific religion to become law then the government must make a 'compelling governmental case' for it."